C stricmp() Function

C stricmp() Function

The stricmp() function compares the characters of two strings.

The characters of the strings may be in lower case or upper case, this function doesn't discriminates between them, i.e, Both 'A' and 'a' are equal.

The stricmp() function starts comparison character by character starting from the first character until the characters in both strings are equal or a NULL character is encountered.

Example

C Compiler
#include <stdio.h> #include <string.h> int main() { char str1[] = "abcd"; char str2[] = "ABCD"; // case insensitive match int res = stricmp(str1, str2); if(res == 0) printf("str1 is equal to str2"); else if(res > 0) printf("str1 is greater than str2"); else printf("str1 is less than str2"); return 0; }

Syntax

int stricmp(char *str1, char *str2)

Parameter Values

ValueTypeExplanation
str1RequiredSpecifies the string 1
str2RequiredSpecifies the string 2

Return Value

ValueExplanation
-1If str1 is less than str2
0If str1 is equal to str2
1If str1 is greater than str2

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