COPYSIGN(3) BSD Library Functions Manual COPYSIGN(3)NAME
copysign, copysignf, copysignl -- functions to manipulate signs
Math Library (libm, -lm)
copysign(double x, double y);
copysignf(float x, float y);
copysignl(long double x, long double y);
The copysign(), copysignf(), and copysignl() functions return a value whose absolute value matches x, but whose sign bit is taken from y.
Upon successful completion, all three functions return a value with the magnitude of x and the sign of y. If x is NaN , the functions return
a NaN with the sign of y.
SEE ALSO math(3), signbit(3)STANDARDS
The described functions conform to ISO/IEC 9899:1999 (``ISO C99'').
Note that on implementations that represent a signed zero but do not treat negative zero consistently in arithmetic operations, these func-
tions may regard the sign of zero as positive.
BSD April 13, 2011 BSD
Check Out this Related Man Page
COPYSIGN(3) Linux Programmer's Manual COPYSIGN(3)NAME
copysign, copysignf, copysignl - copy sign of a number
double copysign(double x, double y);
float copysignf(float x, float y);
long double copysignl(long double x, long double y);
Link with -lm.
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
copysign(), copysignf(), copysignl():
_SVID_SOURCE || _BSD_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600 || _ISOC99_SOURCE || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L;
or cc -std=c99
The copysign() functions return a value whose absolute value matches that of x, but whose sign bit matches that of y.
For example, copysign(42.0, -1.0) and copysign(-42.0, -1.0) both return -42.0.
On success, these functions return a value whose magnitude is taken from x and whose sign is taken from y.
If x is a NaN, a NaN with the sign bit of y is returned.
No errors occur.
C99, POSIX.1-2001. This function is defined in IEC 559 (and the appendix with recommended functions in IEEE 754/IEEE 854).
On architectures where the floating-point formats are not IEEE 754 compliant, the copysign() functions may treat a negative zero as posi-
SEE ALSO signbit(3)COLOPHON
This page is part of release 3.53 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and information about reporting bugs, can
be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.
GNU 2012-03-25 COPYSIGN(3)
I have seen some misinformation regarding Unix file permissions. I will try to set the record straight. Take a look at this example of some output from ls:
$ ls -ld /usr/bin /usr/bin/cat
drwxrwxr-x 3 root bin 8704 Sep 23 2004 /usr/bin
-r-xr-xr-x 1 bin bin ... (6 Replies)
I have a file which looks roughly like this:
and would like to sort it numerically on the first field. I tried:
sort -nr --key=1 ....
The output I get is:
9964 ... (3 Replies)
Suppose I have a main() function with only one malloc statement allocating say some 1 gb memory. Also say my system has 1 gb of ram.
The program above exits without freeing the memory.
In this case will the 1 gb of heap memory be returned... (9 Replies)
I'm trying to install a PGX32 video card on my Sparc 10 Ultra running Solaris 10.
I've got the Oracle installation guide for it and I got as far as:
"4. Insert the CD-ROM labeled “GFX OpenWindows for Solaris 2” into the drive."
I don't have a CD-ROM by that name and a web search for that... (21 Replies)
I'm writing a short script to check if a continuous port is running on a server.
I'm using "ps -ef | grep -v grep | grep processName" and I was wondering if it was better/more reliable to just check the
return code from the command or if its better to pipe to... (12 Replies)
I installed NetBSD 6.1.2 amd64 and can't find the apm utility. Is it not in the base system?
Is it necessary to recompile the default amd64 kernel to use apm?
Or is there a new method for power management and suspend/resume? (2 Replies)
I am learning shell scripting for the first time. I use AT&T Korn Shell, Version AJM 93u+ 2012-08-01, compiled from source on NetBSD.
So far I have managed to set up what I think is a useful and pleasing shell prompt, which can be seen in the image attached to this post.
The prompt is... (2 Replies)
Hey gang, I have a list of times I need to sum up. This list can vary from a few to a few thousand entries. Now I had found a closed reference to adding time titled "add up time with xx:yy format in bash how?" In it, the example works great for that formatted list of times... This is the reply code... (5 Replies)
Usually when I on the evening go to bed I take some interesting book with me. I read it for a while to get me down to sleep. Probably most people seek information from the Nett by googleing but I am so oldfashioned I prefer a real book ;)
But what a book. The one I found and ordered is BSD Unix®... (0 Replies)
On the late 1960s I got short hands on experience with a russian "small" computer. It vas a copy of DEC's VAX ... and running some version of BSD-Unix. After that I worked in a university following the development of computing. After retire I started collecting old pc's and installing... (13 Replies)