NAME

strlen - calculate the length of a string

SYNOPSIS

#include <cs50.h>
#include <string.h>
int strlen(string s);
#include <string.h>

size_t strlen(const char *s);

DESCRIPTION

This function calculates the length of s.

The strlen() function calculates the length of the string pointed to by s, excluding the terminating null byte ('\0').

RETURN VALUE

This function returns the number of characters in s, excluding the terminating NUL byte (i.e., '\0').

The strlen() function returns the number of characters in the string pointed to by s.

EXAMPLE

#include <cs50.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <string.h>
int main(void) { string s = get_string("Input: "); printf("Output: "); for (int i = 0, n = strlen(s); i < n; i++) { printf("%c", s[i]); } printf("\n"); }

ATTRIBUTES

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).

Interface Attribute Value
strlen() Thread safety MT-Safe

CONFORMING TO

POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, C89, C99, C11, SVr4, 4.3BSD.

SEE ALSO

string(3), strnlen(3), wcslen(3), wcsnlen(3)

COLOPHON

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