Last modified on 29 October 2011, at 08:31

C Programming/C Reference/nonstandard/strncasecmp

C programming language offers a function called strncasecmp that compares the first n characters of a string with the other irrespective of the case of characters. strncasecmp is found in string.h header file.

syntaxEdit

 int strncasecmp(const char *f1, const char *f2, size_t n );


The return value of this function is same as that of strcasecmp i.e it returns 0 if f1 and f2 are equal, a positive integer if f1 is found greater than f2 or a negative integer if f1 is found less than f2.

ExampleEdit

# include <stdio.h>
# include <string.h>
int main(int argc, char *argv[]){
    int i;
    if(argc != 4){
        printf("bad input\n");
        return 1;
    }
    i = strncasecmp(argv[1], argv[2], argv[3]);
    if (i == 0)
        printf("'%s' equals '%s'\n", argv[1], argv[2]);
    else if (i > 0)
        printf("'%s' is greater than '%s'\n", argv[1], argv[2]);
    else if (i < 0)
        printf("'%s' is less than '%s'\n", argv[1], argv[2]);
    return 0;
}