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Manual Pages  — BCMP

NAME

bcmp – compare byte string

CONTENTS

LIBRARY

Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS

#include <strings.h>

int
bcmp(const void *b1, const void *b2, size_t len);

DESCRIPTION

The bcmp() function compares byte string b1 against byte string b2, returning zero if they are identical, non-zero otherwise. Both strings are assumed to be len bytes long. Zero-length strings are always identical.

The strings may overlap.

SEE ALSO

memcmp(3), strcasecmp(3), strcmp(3), strcoll(3), strxfrm(3), timingsafe_bcmp(3)

HISTORY

A bcmp() function first appeared in BSD 4.2 . Its prototype existed previously in <string.h> before it was moved to <strings.h> for IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 ("POSIX.1") compliance.

BCMP (3) August 15, 2016

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