DragonFly On-Line Manual Pages


TOLOWER(3)	      DragonFly Library Functions Manual	    TOLOWER(3)

NAME

tolower, tolower_l -- upper case to lower case letter conversion

LIBRARY

Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS

#include <ctype.h> int tolower(int c); int tolower_l(int c, locale_t locale);

DESCRIPTION

The tolower() and tolower_l() functions convert an upper-case letter to the corresponding lower-case letter. The argument must be representable as an unsigned char or the value of EOF. The _l-suffixed version takes an explicit locale argument, whereas the non-suffixed version uses the current global or per-thread locale.

RETURN VALUES

If the argument is an upper-case letter, the tolower() and tolower_l() functions return the corresponding lower-case letter if there is one; otherwise, the argument is returned unchanged.

COMPATIBILITY

The 4.4BSD extension of accepting arguments outside of the range of the unsigned char type in locales with large character sets is considered obsolete and may not be supported in future releases. The towlower() and towlower_l() functions should be used instead.

SEE ALSO

ctype(3), ctype_l(3), islower(3), towlower(3), towlower_l(3), xlocale(3)

STANDARDS

The tolower() function conforms to ISO/IEC 9899:1990 (``ISO C90''). The tolower_l() function conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2008 (``POSIX.1''). DragonFly 4.1 December 25, 2013 DragonFly 4.1