3. Library calls (functions within program libraries)

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ATOI

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 2015-08-08
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NAME

atoi, atol, atoll - convert a string to an integer  

SYNOPSIS

#include <stdlib.h>

int atoi(const char *nptr);

long atol(const char *nptr);
long long atoll(const char *nptr);

Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

atoll():

_BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600 || _ISOC99_SOURCE || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L;
or cc -std=c99
 

DESCRIPTION

The atoi() function converts the initial portion of the string pointed to by nptr to int. The behavior is the same as

strtol(nptr, NULL, 10);

except that atoi() does not detect errors.

The atol() and atoll() functions behave the same as atoi(), except that they convert the initial portion of the string to their return type of long or long long.  

RETURN VALUE

The converted value.  

ATTRIBUTES

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
InterfaceAttributeValue
atoi(), atol(), atoll() Thread safetyMT-Safe locale
 

CONFORMING TO

POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, C99, SVr4, 4.3BSD. C89 and POSIX.1-1996 include the functions atoi() and atol() only.  

NOTES

Linux libc provided atoq() as an obsolete name for atoll(); atoq() is not provided by glibc.  

SEE ALSO

atof(3), strtod(3), strtol(3), strtoul(3)  

COLOPHON

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Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ATTRIBUTES
CONFORMING TO
NOTES
SEE ALSO
COLOPHON

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