C Programming - Strings

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Exercise :: Strings - General Questions


Which of the following function sets first n characters of a string to a given character?

A. strinit()
B. strnset()
C. strset()
D. strcset()

Answer: Option B



char *strnset(char *s, int ch, size_t n); Sets the first n characters of s to ch

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

int main(void)
   char *string = "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz";
   char letter = 'x';

   printf("string before strnset: %s\n", string);
   strnset(string, letter, 13);
   printf("string after  strnset: %s\n", string);

   return 0;


string before strnset: abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

string after strnset: xxxxxxxxxxxxxnopqrstuvwxyz


If the two strings are identical, then strcmp() function returns

A. -1
B. 1
C. 0
D. Yes

Answer: Option C


Declaration: strcmp(const char *s1, const char*s2);

The strcmp return an int value that is

if s1 < s2 returns a value < 0

if s1 == s2 returns 0

if s1 > s2 returns a value > 0


How will you print \n on the screen?

A. printf("\n");
B. echo "\\n";
C. printf('\n');
D. printf("\\n");

Answer: Option D


The statement printf("\\n"); prints '\n' on the screen.


The library function used to find the last occurrence of a character in a string is

A. strnstr()
B. laststr()
C. strrchr()
D. strstr()

Answer: Option C


Declaration: char *strrchr(const char *s, int c);

It scans a string s in the reverse direction, looking for a specific character c.


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

int main(void)
   char text[] = "I learn through IndiaBIX.com";
   char *ptr, c = 'i';

   ptr = strrchr(text, c);
   if (ptr)
      printf("The position of '%c' is: %d\n", c, ptr-text);
      printf("The character was not found\n");
   return 0;


The position of 'i' is: 19


Which of the following function is used to find the first occurrence of a given string in another string?

A. strchr()
B. strrchr()
C. strstr()
D. strnset()

Answer: Option C


The function strstr() Finds the first occurrence of a substring in another string

Declaration: char *strstr(const char *s1, const char *s2);

Return Value:
On success, strstr returns a pointer to the element in s1 where s2 begins (points to s2 in s1).
On error (if s2 does not occur in s1), strstr returns null.


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

int main(void)
   char *str1 = "IndiaBIX", *str2 = "ia", *ptr;

   ptr = strstr(str1, str2);
   printf("The substring is: %s\n", ptr);
   return 0;

Output: The substring is: iaBIX