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KILLPG(2)		 DragonFly System Calls Manual		     KILLPG(2)

NAME

killpg -- send signal to a process group

LIBRARY

Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/types.h> #include <signal.h> int killpg(pid_t pgrp, int sig);

DESCRIPTION

The killpg() function sends the signal sig to the process group pgrp. See sigaction(2) for a list of signals. If pgrp is 0, killpg() sends the signal to the sending process's process group. The sending process and members of the process group must have the same effective user ID, or the sender must be the super-user. As a single special case the continue signal SIGCONT may be sent to any process that is a descendant of the current process.

RETURN VALUES

The killpg() function returns the value 0 if successful; otherwise the value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error.

ERRORS

The killpg() function will fail and no signal will be sent if: [EINVAL] The sig argument is not a valid signal number. [ESRCH] No process can be found in the process group specified by pgrp. [ESRCH] The process group was given as 0 but the sending process does not have a process group. [EPERM] The sending process is not the super-user and one or more of the target processes has an effective user ID different from that of the sending process.

SEE ALSO

getpgrp(2), kill(2), sigaction(2)

HISTORY

The killpg() function appeared in 4.0BSD. DragonFly 3.9 June 2, 1993 DragonFly 3.9