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[ANSI C X3.159-1989]

STRCMP(3)                 OpenBSD Programmer's Manual                STRCMP(3)

     strcmp, strncmp - compare strings

     #include <string.h>

     strcmp(const char *s1, const char *s2);

     strncmp(const char *s1, const char *s2, size_t len);

     The strcmp() and strncmp() functions lexicographically compare the null-
     terminated strings s1 and s2.

     The strcmp() and strncmp() return an integer greater than, equal to, or
     less than 0, according as the string s1 is greater than, equal to, or
     less than the string s2. The comparison is done using unsigned charac-
     ters, so that `\200' is greater than `\0'.

     strncmp() compares at most len characters.

     bcmp(3),  memcmp(3),  strcasecmp(3),  strcoll(3),  strxfrm(3)

     The strcmp() and strncmp() functions conform to ANSI X3.159-1989 (``ANSI

OpenBSD 2.6                      June 29, 1991                               1

Source: OpenBSD 2.6 man pages. Copyright: Portions are copyrighted by BERKELEY
SOFTWARE DESIGN, INC., The Regents of the University of California, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Free Software Foundation, FreeBSD Inc., and others.

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