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GETPGRP(2)                  BSD Programmer's Manual                 GETPGRP(2)

NAME
     getpgrp - get process group

SYNOPSIS
     #include <&lt;unistd.h>&gt;

     pid_t
     getpgrp(void);

DESCRIPTION
     The process group of the current process is returned by getpgrp().

     Process groups are used for distribution of signals, and by terminals to
     arbitrate requests for their input: processes that have the same process
     group as the terminal are foreground and may read, while others will
     block with a signal if they attempt to read.

     This call is thus used by programs such as csh(1) to create process
     groups in implementing job control.  The tcgetpgrp() and tcsetpgrp()
     calls are used to get/set the process group of the control terminal.

SEE ALSO
     setpgid(2),  termios(4)

HISTORY
     The getpgrp function call appeared in 4.0BSD.

STANDARDS
     The getpgrp() function conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-1988 (``POSIX'').

COMPATABILITY
     This version of getpgrp() differs from past Berkeley versions by not tak-
     ing a pid_t pid argument.  This incompatibility is required by IEEE
     Std1003.1-1988 (``POSIX'').

     From the IEEE Std1003.1-1988 (``POSIX'') Rationale:

     4.3BSD provides a getpgrp() function that returns the process group ID
     for a specified process.  Although this function is used to support job
     control, all known job-control shells always specify the calling process
     with this function.  Thus, the simpler System V getpgrp() suffices, and
     the added complexity of the 4.3BSD getpgrp() has been omitted from
     POSIX.1.

4.2 Berkeley Distribution        June 4, 1993                                1