KILLPG(2) BSD Programmer's Manual KILLPG(2)
killpg - send signal to a process group
killpg(pid_t pgrp, int sig);
Killpg() 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.
Upon successful completion, a value of 0 is returned. Otherwise, a value
of -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the
Killpg() will fail and no signal will be sent if:
[EINVAL] Sig is not a valid signal number.
[ESRCH] No process can be found in the process group specified by
[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.
kill(2), getpgrp(2), sigaction(2)
The killpg function call appeared in 4.0BSD.
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