getsid - Man Page

get session ID

Library

Standard C library (libc, -lc)

Synopsis

#include <unistd.h>

pid_t getsid(pid_t pid);

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

getsid():

    _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 500
        || /* Since glibc 2.12: */ _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200809L

Description

getsid() returns the session ID of the process with process ID pid. If pid is 0, getsid() returns the session ID of the calling process.

Return Value

On success, a session ID is returned. On error, (pid_t) -1 is returned, and errno is set to indicate the error.

Errors

EPERM

A process with process ID pid exists, but it is not in the same session as the calling process, and the implementation considers this an error.

ESRCH

No process with process ID pid was found.

Versions

This system call is available on Linux since version 2.0.

Standards

POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, SVr4.

Notes

Linux does not return EPERM.

See credentials(7) for a description of sessions and session IDs.

See Also

getpgid(2), setsid(2), credentials(7)

Referenced By

credentials(7), mksh(1), procenv(1), ps(1), sd_pid_get_owner_uid(3), setsid(2), syscalls(2), tcgetsid(3), utmp(5).

2022-10-09 Linux man-pages 6.01