Manual Pages — ABS
– integer absolute value function
Standard C Library (libc, -lc)
the absolute value of the integer
the absolute value.
function conforms to
ISO/IEC 9899:1999 ("ISO C99").
The absolute value of the most negative integer remains negative.
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