Synopsis

#include <string.h>

int strncmp(const char *s1, const char *s2, size_t n);

Status

Partially implemented

Conformance

IEEE Std 1003.1-2017

Description

The strncmp() function shall compare not more than n bytes (bytes that follow a NUL character are not compared) from the array pointed to by s1 to the array pointed to by s2. The sign of a non-zero return value is determined by the sign of the difference between the values of the first pair of bytes (both interpreted as type unsigned char) that differ in the strings being compared.

Return value

Upon successful completion, strncmp() shall return an integer greater than, equal to, or less than 0, if the possibly null-terminated array pointed to by s1 is greater than, equal to, or less than the possibly null-terminated array pointed to by s2 respectively.

Errors

No errors are defined.

Tests

Untested

Known bugs

None

See Also

  1. Standard library functions
  2. Table of Contents