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PHP: strncasecmp() function

Description

The strncasecmp() function compares first 'n' characters of two strings. The function is binary safe and case-insensitive.

Version:

(PHP 4 and above)

Syntax:

strcasecmp(string1, string2, no_of_character)

Parameters:

Name Description Required /
Optional
Type
string1 The first string. Required String
string2 The second string. Required String
no_of_character Length of string to be used in comparison. Required integer

Return value:

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

Value Type: Integer.

Pictorial Presentation

string-strncasecmp

Example:

<?php
echo strncasecmp('w3resource.com', 'W3RESOURCE.com',5);
?>

Output:

0 

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See also

PHP Function Reference

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PHP: Tips of the Day

In PHP, there are two versions of logical AND and OR operators.

Operator True if
$a and $b Both $a and $b are true
$a && $b Both $a and $b are true
$a or $b Either $a or $b is true
$a || $b Either $a or $b is true

Note that the && and || opererators have higher precedence than and and or. See table below:

Evaluation Result of $e Evaluated as
$e = false || true True $e = (false || true)
$e = false or true False ($e = false) or true

Because of this it's safer to use && and || instead of and and or.