strstr.c   [plain text]


/* 
 * strstr.c --
 *
 *	Source code for the "strstr" library routine.
 *
 * Copyright (c) 1988-1993 The Regents of the University of California.
 * Copyright (c) 1994 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 *
 * See the file "license.terms" for information on usage and redistribution
 * of this file, and for a DISCLAIMER OF ALL WARRANTIES.
 *
 * RCS: @(#) $Id: strstr.c,v 1.1.1.3 2003/03/06 00:09:04 landonf Exp $
 */

/*
 *----------------------------------------------------------------------
 *
 * strstr --
 *
 *	Locate the first instance of a substring in a string.
 *
 * Results:
 *	If string contains substring, the return value is the
 *	location of the first matching instance of substring
 *	in string.  If string doesn't contain substring, the
 *	return value is 0.  Matching is done on an exact
 *	character-for-character basis with no wildcards or special
 *	characters.
 *
 * Side effects:
 *	None.
 *
 *----------------------------------------------------------------------
 */

char *
strstr(string, substring)
    register char *string;	/* String to search. */
    char *substring;		/* Substring to try to find in string. */
{
    register char *a, *b;

    /* First scan quickly through the two strings looking for a
     * single-character match.  When it's found, then compare the
     * rest of the substring.
     */

    b = substring;
    if (*b == 0) {
	return string;
    }
    for ( ; *string != 0; string += 1) {
	if (*string != *b) {
	    continue;
	}
	a = string;
	while (1) {
	    if (*b == 0) {
		return string;
	    }
	    if (*a++ != *b++) {
		break;
	    }
	}
	b = substring;
    }
    return NULL;
}