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FFS

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 2003-08-05
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NAME

ffs, ffsl, ffsll - find first bit set in a word  

SYNOPSIS

#include <strings.h>

int ffs(int i);

#define _GNU_SOURCE

#include <string.h> int ffsl(long int i); int ffsll(long long int i);
 

DESCRIPTION

The ffs() function returns the position of the first (least significant) bit set in the word i. The least significant bit is position 1 and the most significant position is, for example, 32 or 64. The functions ffsll() and ffsl() do the same but take arguments of possibly different size.  

RETURN VALUE

These functions return the position of the first bit set, or 0 if no bits are set in i.  

CONFORMING TO

4.3BSD, POSIX.1-2001.  

NOTES

BSD systems have a prototype in <string.h>.  

SEE ALSO

feature_test_macros(7)  

COLOPHON

This page is part of release 3.21 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and information about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
CONFORMING TO
NOTES
SEE ALSO
COLOPHON

 

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