NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUE | ATTRIBUTES | CONFORMING TO | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

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

NAME         top

       bcmp - compare byte sequences

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <strings.h>

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

DESCRIPTION         top

       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         top

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

ATTRIBUTES         top

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

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

CONFORMING TO         top

       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         top

       memcmp(3), strcasecmp(3), strcmp(3), strcoll(3), strncasecmp(3),
       strncmp(3)

COLOPHON         top

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Linux                            2015-03-02                          BCMP(3)