bcmp

BCMP(3)                     Linux Programmer's Manual                    BCMP(3)



NAME
       bcmp - compare byte sequences

SYNOPSIS
       #include <strings.h>

       int bcmp(const void *s1, const void *s2, size_t n);

DESCRIPTION
       The bcmp() function compares the two byte sequences s1 and s2 of length n
       each.  If they are equal, and in particular if n is zero, bcmp() returns
       0.  Otherwise, it returns a nonzero result.

RETURN VALUE
       The bcmp() function returns 0 if the byte sequences are equal, otherwise
       a nonzero result is returned.

ATTRIBUTES
       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).

       ┌──────────────────────────────────────────────┬───────────────┬─────────┐
       │Interface                                     Attribute     Value   │
       ├──────────────────────────────────────────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
       │bcmp()                                        │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │
       └──────────────────────────────────────────────┴───────────────┴─────────┘

CONFORMING TO
       4.3BSD.  This function is deprecated (marked as LEGACY in POSIX.1-2001):
       use memcmp(3) in new programs.  POSIX.1-2008 removes the specification of
       bcmp().

SEE ALSO
       bstring(3), memcmp(3), strcasecmp(3), strcmp(3), strcoll(3),
       strncasecmp(3), strncmp(3)

COLOPHON
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