ABS
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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);
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see
feature_test_macros(7)):
llabs():

_ISOC99_SOURCE  _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L
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.
ATTRIBUTES
For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see
attributes(7).
Interface  Attribute  Value

abs(),
labs(),
llabs(),
imaxabs()
 Thread safety  MTSafe

CONFORMING TO
POSIX.12001, POSIX.12008, C99, SVr4, 4.3BSD.
C89 only
includes the
abs()
and
labs()
functions; the functions
llabs()
and
imaxabs()
were added in C99.
NOTES
Trying to take the absolute value of the most negative integer
is not defined.
The
llabs()
function is included in glibc since version 2.0.
The
imaxabs()
function is included in
glibc since version 2.1.1.
For
llabs()
to be declared, it may be necessary to define
_ISOC99_SOURCE or _ISOC9X_SOURCE (depending on the
version of glibc) before including any standard headers.
By default,
GCC handles
abs(),
labs(),
and (since GCC 3.0)
llabs()
and
imaxabs()
as builtin functions.
SEE ALSO
cabs(3),
ceil(3),
fabs(3),
floor(3),
rint(3)
COLOPHON
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Index
 NAME

 SYNOPSIS

 DESCRIPTION

 RETURN VALUE

 ATTRIBUTES

 CONFORMING TO

 NOTES

 SEE ALSO

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