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#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.
The behavior is undefined if the value specified by the timerid argument to timer_delete() does not correspond to a timer ID returned by timer_create() but not yet deleted by timer_delete().
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.
No errors are defined.
The following sections are informative.
If an implementation detects that the value specified by the timerid argument to timer_delete() does not correspond to a timer ID returned by timer_create() but not yet deleted by timer_delete(), it is recommended that the function should fail and report an [EINVAL] error.
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1-2017, <time.h>
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