# ldiv - Man Page

compute quotient and remainder of a long division

## Prolog

This manual page is part of the POSIX Programmer's Manual. The Linux implementation of this interface may differ (consult the corresponding Linux manual page for details of Linux behavior), or the interface may not be implemented on Linux.

## Synopsis

#include <stdlib.h> ldiv_t ldiv(longnumer, longdenom); lldiv_t lldiv(long longnumer, long longdenom);

## Description

The functionality described on this reference page is aligned with the ISO C standard. Any conflict between the requirements described here and the ISO C standard is unintentional. This volume of POSIX.1-2017 defers to the ISO C standard.

These functions shall compute the quotient and remainder of the division of the numerator *numer* by the denominator *denom*. If the division is inexact, the resulting quotient is the **long** integer (for the *ldiv*() function) or **long long** integer (for the *lldiv*() function) of lesser magnitude that is the nearest to the algebraic quotient. If the result cannot be represented, the behavior is undefined; otherwise, *quot* * *denom*+*rem* shall equal *numer*.

## Return Value

The *ldiv*() function shall return a structure of type **ldiv_t**, comprising both the quotient and the remainder. The structure shall include the following members, in any order:

long quot; /* Quotient */ long rem; /* Remainder */

The *lldiv*() function shall return a structure of type **lldiv_t**, comprising both the quotient and the remainder. The structure shall include the following members, in any order:

long long quot; /* Quotient */ long long rem; /* Remainder */

## Errors

No errors are defined.

*The following sections are informative.*

## Examples

None.

## Application Usage

None.

## Rationale

None.

## Future Directions

None.

## See Also

div()

The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1-2017, <stdlib.h>

## Copyright

Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1-2017, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 7, 2018 Edition, Copyright (C) 2018 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .

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## Referenced By

div(3p), remainder(3p), stdlib.h(0p).