STRSTR

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 2005-04-05
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NAME

strstr - locate a substring  

SYNOPSIS

#include <string.h>

char *strstr(const char *haystack, const char *needle);

#define _GNU_SOURCE

#include <string.h>

char *strcasestr(const char *haystack, const char *needle);
 

DESCRIPTION

The strstr() function finds the first occurrence of the substring needle in the string haystack. The terminating `\0' characters are not compared.

The strcasestr() function is like strstr(), but ignores the case of both arguments.  

RETURN VALUE

These functions return a pointer to the beginning of the substring, or NULL if the substring is not found.  

BUGS

Early versions of Linux libc (like 4.5.26) would not allow an empty needle argument for strstr(). Later versions (like 4.6.27) work correctly, and return haystack when needle is empty.  

CONFORMING TO

The strstr() function conforms to C89 and C99. The strcasestr() function is a non-standard extension.  

SEE ALSO

index(3), memchr(3), rindex(3), strchr(3), strcasecmp(3), strpbrk(3), strsep(3), strspn(3), strtok(3), wcsstr(3)


 

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