PHP strncmp

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PHP : strncmp() function

Description

The strncmp() function compare two strings of the first n characters.

Note : The comparison is case sensitive.

Version

(PHP 4 and above)

Syntax

strncmp(string1, string2, no_of_characters)

Parameters

Name

Description

Required /
Optional

Type

string1

The first string.

Required

String

string2

The second string.

Required

String

no_of_characters

Specified the number of characters from each string to be used in the comparison.

Required

Integer

 

Return value

< 0 if string1 < string2.
> 0 if string1 > string2.
0 if string1 = string2.

Value Type : Integer.

Example :

  1. echo strncmp('Hello John...', 'Hello Anirban....', 6);  

  2. ?>  

Output :

0