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strtol - convert a string to a long integer.

**SYNOPSIS**

**#include** **<stdlib.h>**
**long** **int** **strtol(const** **char** *****__nptr__**,** **char** ******__endptr__**,** **int** __base__**);**

**DESCRIPTION**

The **strtol()** function converts the string in __nptr__ to a long integer
value according to the given __base__, which must be between 2 and 36
inclusive, or be the special value 0.
The string must begin with an arbitrary amount of white space (as
determined by **isspace**(3)) followed by a single optional ‘+’ or ‘-’
sign. If __base__ is zero or 16, the string may then include a ‘0x’
prefix, and the number will be read in base 16; otherwise, a zero __base__
is taken as 10 (decimal) unless the next character is ‘0’, in which
case it is taken as 8 (octal).
The remainder of the string is converted to a long int value in the
obvious manner, stopping at the first character which is not a valid
digit in the given base. (In bases above 10, the letter ‘A’ in either
upper or lower case represents 10, ‘B’ represents 11, and so forth,
with ‘Z’ representing 35.)
If __endptr__ is not NULL, **strtol()** stores the address of the first invalid
character in __*endptr__. If there were no digits at all, **strtol()** stores
the original value of __nptr__ in __*endptr__. (Thus, if __*nptr__ is not ‘\0’ but
__**endptr__ is ‘\0’ on return, the entire string is valid.)

**RETURN** **VALUE**

The **strtol()** function returns the result of the conversion, unless the
value would underflow or overflow. If an underflow occurs, **strtol()**
returns LONG_MIN. If an overflow occurs, **strtol()** returns LONG_MAX.
In both cases, __errno__ is set to ERANGE.

**ERRORS**

**ERANGE** The given string was out of range; the value converted has been
clamped.

**CONFORMING** **TO**

SVID 3, BSD 4.3, ISO 9899

**SEE** **ALSO**

**atof**(3), **atoi**(3), **atol**(3), **strtod**(3), **strtoul**(3)

**BUGS**

Ignores the current locale.