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

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NAME         top

       strlen - calculate the length of a string

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <string.h>

       size_t strlen(const char *s);

DESCRIPTION         top

       The strlen() function calculates the length of the string pointed to
       by s, excluding the terminating null byte ('\0').

RETURN VALUE         top

       The strlen() function returns the number of characters in the string
       pointed to by s.

ATTRIBUTES         top

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

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

CONFORMING TO         top

       POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, C89, C99, C11, SVr4, 4.3BSD.

SEE ALSO         top

       string(3), strnlen(3), wcslen(3), wcsnlen(3)

COLOPHON         top

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