STRCHR

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 2012-04-24
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NAME

strchr, strrchr, strchrnul - locate character in string  

SYNOPSIS

#include <string.h>

char *strchr(const char *s, int c);

char *strrchr(const char *s, int c);

#define _GNU_SOURCE         /* See feature_test_macros(7) */
#include <string.h>

char *strchrnul(const char *s, int c);
 

DESCRIPTION

The strchr() function returns a pointer to the first occurrence of the character c in the string s.

The strrchr() function returns a pointer to the last occurrence of the character c in the string s.

The strchrnul() function is like strchr() except that if c is not found in s, then it returns a pointer to the null byte at the end of s, rather than NULL.

Here "character" means "byte"; these functions do not work with wide or multibyte characters.  

RETURN VALUE

The strchr() and strrchr() functions return a pointer to the matched character or NULL if the character is not found. The terminating null byte is considered part of the string, so that if c is specified as '\0', these functions return a pointer to the terminator.

The strchrnul() function returns a pointer to the matched character, or a pointer to the null byte at the end of s (i.e., s+strlen(s)) if the character is not found.  

VERSIONS

strchrnul() first appeared in glibc in version 2.1.1.  

CONFORMING TO

strchr() and strrchr() are in SVr4, 4.3BSD, C89, C99. strchrnul() is a GNU extension.  

SEE ALSO

index(3), memchr(3), rindex(3), string(3), strlen(3), strpbrk(3), strsep(3), strspn(3), strstr(3), strtok(3), wcschr(3), wcsrchr(3)  

COLOPHON

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
VERSIONS
CONFORMING TO
SEE ALSO
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