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abs(3)							     Library Functions Manual							    abs(3)

       abs, labs - integer absolute value

       #include <stdlib.h>
       #include <stdlib.h>

       long labs(i)
       long i;

       int abs(i)
       int i;

       long labs(i)
       long i;

       The and functions return the absolute value of their integer operand.  The labs function does the same for a long int.

       Applying the or function to the most negative integer generates a result which is the most negative integer.  That is,

       returns 0x80000000 as a result.

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abs(3C) 						   Standard C Library Functions 						   abs(3C)

abs, labs, llabs - return absolute value of integer SYNOPSIS
#include <stdlib.h> int abs(int val); long labs(long lval); long long llabs(long long llval); DESCRIPTION
The abs() function returns the absolute value of its int operand. The labs() function returns the absolute value of its long operand. The llabs() function returns the absolute value of its long long operand. USAGE
In 2's-complement representation, the absolute value of the largest magnitude negative integral value is undefined. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Standard | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |MT-Safe | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
attributes(5), standards(5) SunOS 5.10 24 Jul 2002 abs(3C)
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