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Case-insensitive strstr() work-alike

Submitted on: 1/1/2015 9:56:00 AM
By: Bob Stout (republished under Open Content License) (from psc cd)  
Level: Beginner
User Rating: By 3 Users
Compatibility: C, C++ (general), Microsoft Visual C++, Borland C++, UNIX C++
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     StriStr--This function is an ANSI version of strstr() with case insensitivity.
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// Name: Case-insensitive strstr() work-alike
// Description:StriStr--This function is an ANSI version of strstr() with case insensitivity.
// By: Bob Stout (republished under Open Content License) (from psc cd)

/* +++Date last modified: 05-Jul-1997 */
** Designation: StriStr
** Call syntax: char *stristr(char *String, char *Pattern)
** Description: This function is an ANSI version of strstr() with
**case insensitivity.
** Return item: char *pointer if Pattern is found in String, else
**pointer to 0
** Rev History: 07/04/95 Bob Stout ANSI-fy
**02/03/94 Fred Cole Original
** Hereby donated to public domain.
#include <stdio.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <ctype.h>
#include "snip_str.h"
typedef unsigned int uint;
#if defined(__cplusplus) && __cplusplus
 extern "C" {
char *stristr(const char *String, const char *Pattern)
 char *pptr, *sptr, *start;
 uint slen, plen;
 for (start = (char *)String,
pptr = (char *)Pattern,
slen = strlen(String),
plen = strlen(Pattern);
/* while string length not shorter than pattern length */
slen >= plen;
start++, slen--)
/* find start of pattern in string */
while (toupper(*start) != toupper(*Pattern))
 /* if pattern longer than string */
 if (slen < plen)
sptr = start;
pptr = (char *)Pattern;
while (toupper(*sptr) == toupper(*pptr))
 /* if end of pattern then pattern was found */
 if ('\0' == *pptr)
return (start);
#if defined(__cplusplus) && __cplusplus
#ifdef TEST
int main(void)
 char buffer[80] = "heLLo, HELLO, hello, hELLo, HellO";
 char *sptr = buffer;
 while (0 != (sptr = stristr(sptr, "hello")))
printf("Found %5.5s!\n", sptr++);
#endif /* TEST */

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