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STRRCHR(P)			    POSIX Programmer's Manual			       STRRCHR(P)

NAME
       strrchr - string scanning operation

SYNOPSIS
       #include <string.h>

       char *strrchr(const char *s, int c);

DESCRIPTION
       The  strrchr() function shall locate the last occurrence of c (converted to a char) in the
       string pointed to by s. The terminating null byte is considered to be part of the string.

RETURN VALUE
       Upon successful completion, strrchr() shall return a pointer to the byte or a null pointer
       if c does not occur in the string.

ERRORS
       No errors are defined.

       The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES
   Finding the Base Name of a File
       The following example uses strrchr() to get a pointer to the base name of a file. The str-
       rchr() function searches backwards through the name of the file to find the last '/' char-
       acter in name. This pointer (plus one) will point to the base name of the file.

	      #include <string.h>
	      ...
	      const char *name;
	      char *basename;
	      ...
	      basename = strrchr(name, '/') + 1;
	      ...

APPLICATION USAGE
       None.

RATIONALE
       None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS
       None.

SEE ALSO
       strchr() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <string.h>

COPYRIGHT
       Portions  of  this  text  are  reprinted  and  reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std
       1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology  --  Portable	Operating  System
       Interface  (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by
       the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and  The  Open  Group.  In  the
       event  of  any  discrepancy  between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group
       Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The orig-
       inal Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .

IEEE/The Open Group			       2003				       STRRCHR(P)
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