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NAME

strsep - extract token from string

SYNOPSIS

#include <string.h>

char *strsep(char **stringp, const char *delim);
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
strsep():
Since glibc 2.19:
_DEFAULT_SOURCE
Glibc 2.19 and earlier:
_BSD_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION

If *stringp is NULL, the strsep() function returns NULL and does nothing else. Otherwise, this function finds the first token in the string *stringp, that is delimited by one of the bytes in the string delim. This token is terminated by overwriting the delimiter with a null byte (\(aq\0\(aq), and *stringp is updated to point past the token. In case no delimiter was found, the token is taken to be the entire string *stringp, and *stringp is made NULL.

RETURN VALUE

The strsep() function returns a pointer to the token, that is, it returns the original value of *stringp.

ATTRIBUTES

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
Interface Attribute Value
Thread safety MT-Safe

CONFORMING TO

4.4BSD.

NOTES

The strsep() function was introduced as a replacement for strtok(3), since the latter cannot handle empty fields. However, strtok(3) conforms to C89/C99 and hence is more portable.

BUGS

Be cautious when using this function. If you do use it, note that:
* This function modifies its first argument.
* This function cannot be used on constant strings.
* The identity of the delimiting character is lost.

COLOPHON

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