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std::strrchr: std::strrchr


std::strrchr - std::strrchr


Defined in header <cstring>
const char* strrchr( const char* str, int ch );
char* strrchr( char* str, int ch );

Finds the last occurrence of ch (after conversion to char) in the byte string pointed to by str. The terminating null character is considered to be a part of the string and can be found if searching for '\0'.


str - pointer to the null-terminated byte string to be analyzed
ch - character to search for

Return value

Pointer to the found character in str, or null pointer if no such character is found.


// Run this code

  #include <iostream>
  #include <cstring>

  int main()
      char input[] = "/home/user/hello.c";
      char* output = std::strrchr(input, '/');
          std::cout << output+1 << '\n';



See also

        finds the first occurrence of a character
strchr (function)
        finds the last occurrence of a wide character in a wide string
wcsrchr (function)
        find the last occurrence of a substring
rfind (public member function of std::basic_string<CharT,Traits,Allocator>)