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NAMEstrcmp, strncmp - compare two strings
#include <string.h> int strcmp(const char *s1, const char *s2); int strncmp(const char *s1, const char *s2, size_t n);
DESCRIPTIONThe strcmp() function compares the two strings s1 and s2. It returns an integer less than, equal to, or greater than zero if s1 is found, respectively, to be less than, to match, or be greater than s2.
RETURN VALUEThe strcmp() and strncmp() functions return an integer less than, equal to, or greater than zero if s1 (or the first n bytes thereof) is found, respectively, to be less than, to match, or be greater than s2.
CONFORMING TOSVr4, 4.3BSD, C89, C99.
SEE ALSObcmp(3), memcmp(3), strcasecmp(3), strcoll(3), strncasecmp(3), wcscmp(3), wcsncmp(3)
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