timer_delete man page


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timer_delete — delete a per-process timer


#include <time.h>

int timer_delete(timer_t timerid);


The timer_delete() function deletes the specified timer, timerid, previously created by the timer_create() function. If the timer is armed when timer_delete() is called, the behavior shall be as if the timer is automatically disarmed before removal. The disposition of pending signals for the deleted timer is unspecified.

Return Value

If successful, the timer_delete() function shall return a value of zero. Otherwise, the function shall return a value of -1 and set errno to indicate the error.


The timer_delete() function may fail if:

The timer ID specified by timerid is not a valid timer ID.

The following sections are informative.

See Also


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


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