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MEMCMP(3)                  Linux Programmer's Manual                 MEMCMP(3)



NAME
       memcmp - compare memory areas

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

       int memcmp(const void *s1, const void *s2, size_t n);

DESCRIPTION
       The memcmp() function compares the first n bytes of the memory areas s1
       and s2.  It returns an integer less than, equal  to,  or  greater  than
       zero  if  s1  is  found, respectively, to be less than, to match, or be
       greater than s2.

RETURN VALUE
       The memcmp() function returns  an  integer  less  than,  equal  to,  or
       greater than zero if the first n bytes of s1 is found, respectively, to
       be less than, to match, or be greater than the first n bytes of s2.

CONFORMING TO
       SVr4, 4.3BSD, C89, C99, POSIX.1-2001.

SEE ALSO
       bcmp(3),   strcasecmp(3),   strcmp(3),   strcoll(3),    strncasecmp(3),
       strncmp(3), wmemcmp(3)

COLOPHON
       This  page  is  part of release 3.05 of the Linux man-pages project.  A
       description of the project, and information about reporting  bugs,  can
       be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.



                                  1993-04-10                         MEMCMP(3)