killpg man page

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killpg — send a signal to a process group

Synopsis

#include <signal.h>

int killpg(pid_t pgrp, int sig);

Description

The killpg() function shall send the signal specified by sig to the process group specified by pgrp.

If pgrp is greater than 1, killpg(pgrpsig) shall be equivalent to kill(-pgrpsig). If pgrp is less than or equal to 1, the behavior of killpg() is undefined.

Return Value

Refer to kill().

Errors

Refer to kill().

The following sections are informative.

Examples

Sending a Signal to All Other Members of a Process Group

The following example shows how the calling process could send a signal to all other members of its process group. To prevent itself from receiving the signal it first makes itself immune to the signal by ignoring it.

#include <signal.h>
#include <unistd.h>
...
    if (signal(SIGUSR1, SIG_IGN) == SIG_ERR)
        /* Handle error */;

    if (killpg(getpgrp(), SIGUSR1) == -1)
        /* Handle error */;"

See Also

getpgid(), getpid(), kill(), raise()

The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2008, <signal.h>

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