#include <string.h>
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:
strcmp(), strnchr(), strncpy()

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