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waitpid - Man Page

utility to wait for arbitrary processes

Examples (TL;DR)

Synopsis

waitpid [-v] [--timeout|-t seconds] pid...

Description

waitpid is a simple command to wait for arbitrary non-child processes.

It exits after all processes whose PIDs have been passed as arguments have exited.

Options

-v,  --verbose

Be more verbose.

-t,  --timeout seconds

Maximum wait time.

-e,  --exited

Don’t error on already exited PIDs.

-c,  --count count

Number of process exits to wait for.

-h,  --help

Display help text and exit.

-V,  --version

Print version and exit.

Exit Status

waitpid has the following exit status values:

0

success

1

unspecified failure

2

system does not provide necessary functionality

3

timeout expired

Authors

Thomas Weißschuh

See Also

waitpid(2) wait(1P)

Reporting Bugs

For bug reports, use the issue tracker at https://github.com/util-linux/util-linux/issues.

Availability

The waitpid command is part of the util-linux package which can be downloaded from Linux Kernel Archive.

Info

2024-04-24 util-linux 2.40.2