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STRSEP(3)			    Linux Programmer's Manual				STRSEP(3)

NAME
       strsep - extract token from string

SYNOPSIS
       #include <string.h>

       char *strsep(char **stringp, const char *delim);

DESCRIPTION
       If  *stringp is NULL, the strsep() function returns NULL and does nothing else. Otherwise,
       this function finds the first token in the string *stringp, where tokens are delimited  by
       symbols in the string delim.  This token is terminated with a `\0' character (by overwrit-
       ing the delimiter) and *stringp is updated to point past the token.  In case no	delimiter
       was found, the token is taken to be the entire string *stringp, and *stringp is made NULL.

RETURN VALUE
       The  strsep()  function	returns  a pointer to the token, that is, it returns the original
       value of *stringp.

NOTES
       The strsep() function was introduced as a replacement for strtok(), since the latter  can-
       not handle empty fields.  However, strtok() conforms to ANSI-C and hence is more portable.

BUGS
       This  function suffers from the same problems as strtok().  In particular, it modifies the
       original string. Avoid it.

CONFORMING TO
       BSD 4.4

SEE ALSO
       index(3), memchr(3), rindex(3), strchr(3), strpbrk(3), strspn(3), strstr(3), strtok(3)

GNU					    1993-04-12					STRSEP(3)
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