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FFS

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 2015-03-02
Index Return to Main Contents
 

NAME

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

SYNOPSIS

#include <strings.h>

int ffs(int i);

#include <string.h>

int ffsl(long int i);

int ffsll(long long int i);

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

ffs():

Since glibc 2.12:
_SVID_SOURCE || _BSD_SOURCE || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200809L || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 700 ||
Before glibc 2.12:
none

ffsl(), ffsll():

_GNU_SOURCE
 

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.  

ATTRIBUTES

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
InterfaceAttributeValue
ffs(), ffsl(), ffsll() Thread safetyMT-Safe
 

CONFORMING TO

ffs(): 4.3BSD, POSIX.1-2001.

The ffsl() and ffsll() functions are glibc extensions.  

NOTES

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

SEE ALSO

memchr(3)  

COLOPHON

This page is part of release 3.81 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, information about reporting bugs, and the latest version of this page, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ATTRIBUTES
CONFORMING TO
NOTES
SEE ALSO
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