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Linux / Unix Command: abs
Command Library

NAME

abs, labs, llabs, imaxabs - compute the absolute value of an integer.  

SYNOPSIS

#include <stdlib.h>

int abs(int j);

long int labs(long int j);
long long int llabs(long long int j); #include <inttypes.h> intmax_t imaxabs(intmax_t j);
 

DESCRIPTION

The abs() function computes the absolute value of the integer argument j. The labs(), llabs() and imaxabs() functions compute the absolute value of the argument j of the appropriate integer type for the function.  

RETURN VALUE

Returns the absolute value of the integer argument, of the appropriate integer type for the function.  

CONFORMING TO

SVID 3, POSIX.1, BSD 4.3, ISO/IEC 9899 (C99). POSIX.1 (1996 edition) only requires the abs() function. ISO/IEC 9899:1990 (C89) only includes the abs() and labs() functions; the functions llabs() and imaxabs() were added in C99.  

SEE ALSO

ceil(3), floor(3), fabs(3), rint(3)


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