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MEMCMP(3)	      DragonFly Library Functions Manual	     MEMCMP(3)

NAME

memcmp -- compare byte string

LIBRARY

Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS

#include <string.h> int memcmp(const void *b1, const void *b2, size_t len);

DESCRIPTION

The memcmp() function compares byte string b1 against byte string b2. Both strings are assumed to be len bytes long.

RETURN VALUES

The memcmp() function returns zero if the two strings are identical, oth- erwise returns the difference between the first two differing bytes (treated as unsigned char values, so that `\200' is greater than `\0', for example). Zero-length strings are always identical.

SEE ALSO

bcmp(3), strcasecmp(3), strcmp(3), strcoll(3), strxfrm(3), wmemcmp(3)

STANDARDS

The memcmp() function conforms to ISO/IEC 9899:1990 (``ISO C90''). DragonFly 3.7 June 4, 1993 DragonFly 3.7