Bitwise Right Shift Operator (>>) (JavaScript)

Right shifts the bits of an expression, maintaining sign.


result = expression1 >> expression2  


Any variable.

Any expression.

Any expression.


The >> operator shifts the bits of expression1 right by the number of bits specified in expression2. The sign bit of expression1 is used to fill the digits from the left. Digits shifted off the right are discarded. For example, after the following code is evaluated, temp has a value of -4: -14 (11110010 in two's complement binary) shifted right two bits equals -4 (11111100 in two's complement binary).

var temp  
temp = -14 >> 2  


Supported in the following document modes: Quirks, Internet Explorer 6 standards, Internet Explorer 7 standards, Internet Explorer 8 standards, Internet Explorer 9 standards, Internet Explorer 10 standards, Internet Explorer 11 standards. Also supported in Store apps (Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1). See Version Information.

See Also

Bitwise Left Shift Operator (<<)
Right Shift Assignment Operator (>>=)
Unsigned Right Shift Operator (>>>)
Operator Precedence
Operator Summary (JavaScript)