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ABS(P)				    POSIX Programmer's Manual				   ABS(P)

NAME
       abs - return an integer absolute value

SYNOPSIS
       #include <stdlib.h>

       int abs(int i);

DESCRIPTION
       The  abs()  function  shall  compute  the absolute value of its integer operand, i. If the
       result cannot be represented, the behavior is undefined.

RETURN VALUE
       The abs() function shall return the absolute value of its integer operand.

ERRORS
       No errors are defined.

       The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES
       None.

APPLICATION USAGE
       In two's-complement representation, the	absolute  value  of  the  negative  integer  with
       largest magnitude {INT_MIN} might not be representable.

RATIONALE
       None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS
       None.

SEE ALSO
       fabs() , labs() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <stdlib.h>

COPYRIGHT
       Portions  of  this  text  are  reprinted  and  reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std
       1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology  --  Portable	Operating  System
       Interface  (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by
       the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and  The  Open  Group.  In  the
       event  of  any  discrepancy  between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group
       Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The orig-
       inal Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .

IEEE/The Open Group			       2003					   ABS(P)
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