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CTYPE(3)                   Library Functions Manual                   CTYPE(3)

     isalpha, isupper, islower, isdigit, isxdigit, isalnum, isspace, ispunct,
     isprint, isgraph, iscntrl, isblank, toupper, tolower, -- character
     classification and mapping functions

     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

     #include <&lt;ctype.h>&gt;

     isalpha(int c);

     isupper(int c);

     islower(int c);

     isdigit(int c);

     isxdigit(int c);

     isalnum(int c);

     isspace(int c);

     ispunct(int c);

     isprint(int c);

     isgraph(int c);

     iscntrl(int c);

     isblank(int c);

     toupper(int c);

     tolower(int c);

     The above functions perform character tests and conversions on the
     integer c.

     See the specific manual pages for information about the test or
     conversion performed by each function.

     To print an upper-case version of a string to stdout, the following code
     can be used:

           const char *s = "xyz";

           while (*s != '\0') {
               putchar(toupper((int)(unsigned char)*s));

     isalnum(3), isalpha(3), isblank(3), iscntrl(3), isdigit(3), isgraph(3),
     islower(3), isprint(3), ispunct(3), isspace(3), isupper(3), isxdigit(3),
     tolower(3), toupper(3), ascii(7)

     These functions, with the exception of isblank(), conform to ANSI
     X3.159-1989 (``ANSI C89'').  All described functions, including
     isblank(), also conform to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'').

     The first argument of these functions is of type int, but only a very
     restricted subset of values are actually valid.  The argument must either
     be the value of the macro EOF (which has a negative value), or must be a
     non-negative value within the range representable as unsigned char.
     Passing invalid values leads to undefined behavior.

     Values of type int that were returned by getc(3), fgetc(3), and similar
     functions or macros are already in the correct range, and may be safely
     passed to these ctype functions without any casts.

     Values of type char or signed char must first be cast to unsigned char,
     to ensure that the values are within the correct range.  The result
     should then be cast to int to avoid warnings from some compilers.
     Casting a negative-valued char or signed char directly to int will
     produce a negative-valued int, which will be outside the range of allowed
     values (unless it happens to be equal to EOF, but even that would not
     give the desired result).

NetBSD 6.1.5                      May 6, 2010                     NetBSD 6.1.5