C library function - strchr()

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Description

The C library function char *strchr(const char *str, int c) searches for the first occurrence of the character c (an unsigned char) in the string pointed to by the argument str.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for strchr() function.

char *strchr(const char *str, int c)

Parameters

  • str -- This is the C string to be scanned.

  • c -- This is the character to be searched in str.

Return Value

This returns a pointer to the first occurrence of the character c in the string str, or NULL if the character is not found.

Example

The following example shows the usage of strchr() function.

#include <stdio.h>
#include <string.h>

int main ()
{
   const char str[] = "http://www.tutorialspoint.com";
   const char ch = '.';
   char *ret;

   ret = strchr(str, ch);

   printf("String after |%c| is - |%s|\n", ch, ret);
   
   return(0);
}

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

String after |.| is - |.tutorialspoint.com|


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