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BCMP(3)                    Library Functions Manual                    BCMP(3)

NAME
     bcmp -- compare byte string

LIBRARY
     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <&lt;strings.h>&gt;

     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)

STANDARDS
     The bcmp() function conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'').  The
     IEEE Std 1003.1-2004 (``POSIX.1'') revision marked it as legacy and
     recommended the use of memcmp(3) instead.  The IEEE Std 1003.1-2008
     (``POSIX.1'') revision removed bcmp() from the specification.

HISTORY
     A bcmp() function first appeared in 4.2BSD.

NetBSD 6.1.5                    April 29, 2010                    NetBSD 6.1.5