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QSORT(3) Linux Programmer's Manual QSORT(3)
qsort - sorts an array
void qsort(void *base, size_t nmemb, size_t size,
int(*compar)(const void *, const void *));
The qsort() function sorts an array with nmemb elements of size size. The base argument
points to the start of the array.
The contents of the array are sorted in ascending order according to a comparison function
pointed to by compar, which is called with two arguments that point to the objects being
The comparison function must return an integer less than, equal to, or greater than zero
if the first argument is considered to be respectively less than, equal to, or greater
than the second. If two members compare as equal, their order in the sorted array is
The qsort() function returns no value.
SVID 3, POSIX, BSD 4.3, ISO 9899
GNU 1993-03-29 QSORT(3)
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