1. Computing
Linux / Unix Command: strnlen
Command Library

NAME

strnlen - determine the length of a fixed-size string  

SYNOPSIS

#include <string.h>

size_t strnlen(const char *s, size_t maxlen);
 

DESCRIPTION

The strnlen function returns the number of characters in the string pointed to by s, not including the terminating '\0' character, but at most maxlen. In doing this, strnlen looks only at the first maxlen characters at s and never beyond s+maxlen.  

RETURN VALUE

The strnlen function returns strlen(s), if that is less than maxlen, or maxlen if there is no '\0' character among the first maxlen characters pointed to by s.  

CONFORMING TO

This function is a GNU extension.  

SEE ALSO

strlen(3)


Important: Use the man command (% man) to see how a command is used on your particular computer.

>> Linux/Unix Command Library

>> Shell Command Library

Discuss in my forum

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.