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NAME

       labs - computes the absolute value of a long integer.

SYNOPSIS

       #include <stdlib.h>

       long int labs(long int j);

DESCRIPTION

       The  labs()  function  computes  the absolute value of the long integer
       argument j.

RETURN VALUE

       Returns the absolute value of the long integer argument.

CONFORMING TO

       SVID 3, BSD 4.3, ISO 9899

NOTES

       Trying to take the absolute value of the most negative integer  is  not
       defined.

SEE ALSO

       abs(3), ceil(3), floor(3), fabs(3), rint(3)