C++ Programming/Code/Standard C Library/Functions/strncmp

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strncmp[edit]

Syntax
#include <cstring>
int strncmp( const char *str1, const char *str2, size_t count );

The strncmp() function compares at most count characters of str1 and str2. The return value is as follows:

Return value Explanation
less than 0 str1 is less than str2
equal to 0 str1 is equal to str2
greater than 0 str1 is greater than str2

If there are less than count characters in either string, then the comparison will stop after the first null termination is encountered.

Related topics
strchr - strcmp - strcpy - strlen - strncat - strncpy