const char * strchr ( const char * str, int character ); char * strchr ( char * str, int character );
Locate first occurrence of character in string
Returns a pointer to the first occurrence of character in the C string str.
The terminating null-character is considered part of the C string. Therefore, it can also be located in order to retrieve a pointer to the end of a string.
- C string.
- Character to be located. It is passed as its int promotion, but it is internally converted back to char for the comparison.
A pointer to the first occurrence of character in str.
If the character is not found, the function returns a null pointer.
In C, this function is only declared as:
char * strchr ( const char *, int );
instead of the two overloaded versions provided in C++.
/* strchr example */
int main ()
char str = "This is a sample string";
char * pch;
printf ("Looking for the 's' character in \"%s\"...\n",str);
printf ("found at %d\n",pch-str+1);
Looking for the 's' character in "This is a sample string"...
found at 4
found at 7
found at 11
found at 18
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