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Shifts a number right, preserving sign


n = bit.ashr (num, bits)


This takes two arguments. The first is converted to signed 'long long' (64-bit integer), the second to unsigned 'long long' (64-bit unsigned integer). The first argument is shifted right the number of bits in the second argument.

Use this version for shifting signed numbers right, as it preserves the sign. (The other version, bit.shr, will shift the sign bit into the number part).


print (bit.ashr (-1024, 6)) --> -16

See Also ...

Lua functions

bit.band - Bitwise 'and'
bit.bor - Bitwise 'or'
bit.clear - Clears one or more bits
bit.mod - Bitwise 'modulus' (remainder after integer divide)
bit.neg - Bitwise 'negate' (ones complement)
bit.shl - Shifts a number left
bit.shr - Shifts a number right
bit.test - Bitwise 'test'
bit.tonumber - Convert a string into a number
bit.tostring - Convert a number into a string
bit.xor - Bitwise 'exclusive or'


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