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



NAME
       strxfrm - string transformation

SYNOPSIS
       #include 

       size_t strxfrm(char *dest, const char *src, size_t n);

DESCRIPTION
       The  strxfrm() function transforms the src string into a form such that
       the result of strcmp(3) on two strings that have been transformed  with
       strxfrm()  is  the  same as the result of strcoll(3) on the two strings
       before their transformation.  The first n characters of the transformed
       string  are  placed  in	dest.  The transformation is based on the pro-
       gram's current locale for category LC_COLLATE.  (See setlocale(3)).

RETURN VALUE
       The strxfrm() function returns the number of bytes  required  to	 store
       the  transformed	 string in dest excluding the terminating '\0' charac-
       ter.  If the value returned is n or more,  the  contents	 of  dest  are
       indeterminate.

CONFORMING TO
       SVr4, 4.3BSD, C89, C99.

NOTES
       In  the	"POSIX"	 or "C" locales strxfrm() is equivalent to copying the
       string with strncpy(3).

SEE ALSO
       bcmp(3), memcmp(3), setlocale(3), strcasecmp(3), strcmp(3), strcoll(3)

COLOPHON
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GNU				  1993-04-12			    STRXFRM(3)