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killpg(2)							    killpg(2)



NAME

  killpg - Sends a signal to a process group

LIBRARY

  Standard C Library (libc)

SYNOPSIS

  #include <&lt;signal.h>&gt;

  int killpg(
	  pid_t	process_grp,
	  int signal);

  Application developers may want to specify an	#include statement for
  <&lt;sys/types.h>&gt;	before the one for <&lt;signal.h>&gt; if programs are being developed
  for multiple platforms. The additional #include statement is not required
  on Tru64 UNIX	systems	or by ISO or X/Open standards, but may be required on
  other	vendors' systems that conform to these standards.

STANDARDS

  Interfaces documented	on this	reference page conform to industry standards
  as follows:

  killpg(): XSH5.0

  Refer	to the standards(5) reference page for more information	about indus-
  try standards	and associated tags.

PARAMETERS

  process_grp
	    Specifies the process group.

  signal    Specifies the signal. If the signal	parameter is a value of	0
	    (zero, the null signal), error checking is performed but no	sig-
	    nal	is sent. This parameter	can be used to check the validity of
	    the	process	parameter.

DESCRIPTION

  The killpg() function	sends the signal specified by the signal parameter to
  the group of processes specified by the process_grp parameter.

  The process sending the signal must have the same effective user ID or
  saved	set-user-ID as the members of the process group, or the	sending	pro-
  cess must belong to the superuser.  The continue signal, SIGCONT, is a spe-
  cial case: it	may be sent to any process that	is a descendent	of the
  current process.

RETURN VALUES

  Upon successful completion, the killpg() function returns a value of 0
  (zero). Otherwise, a value of	-1 is returned,	and errno is set to indicate
  the error.

ERRORS

  If any of the	following conditions occurs, the killpg() function sets	errno
  to the corresponding value:

  [EINVAL]  The	signal parameter is not	a valid	signal number.

  [ESRCH]   No process can be found in process_grp.

	    [Tru64 UNIX]  The process group was	given as 0 (zero), but the
	    sending process does not have a process group.

  [EPERM]   The	real or	saved user ID does not match the real or effective
	    user ID of the receiving process, the calling process does not
	    have the appropriate privilege, and	the process is not sending a
	    SIGCONT signal to one of its session's processes.

RELATED	INFORMATION

  Functions: getpid(2),	kill(2), setpgid(2), sigaction(2), sigvec(2),
  raise(3),

  Standards: standards(5)