These commands are used for string comparison, and for setting the global return value. The global return value is an internal global variable that can be set and queried from any script (with the $? construct). This can be used to pass numeric data from a script, but one must take care that the value is not overwritten before use, as its scope is global. The string comparison functions return their comparison result in the global return value. There is no native string data type in the scripting language, and the commands here provide basic string support.
|strcicmp||Compare strings, case insensitive|
|strprefix||Check if string is prefix of another|
|strciprefix||Check if string is prefix of another, case insensitive|
|retval||Set the global return value|