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ABORT(3)                   Library Functions Manual                   ABORT(3)



NAME
       abort - generate a fault

SYNOPSIS
       abort()

DESCRIPTION
       abort() first closes all open files if possible, then sends an IOT sig-
       nal to the process.  This signal usually results in termination with  a
       core dump, which may be used for debugging.

       It  is  possible  for  abort() to return control if SIGIOT is caught or
       ignored, in which case the value returned is that of the kill(2V)  sys-
       tem call.

SEE ALSO
       adb(1), exit(2V), kill(2V), signal(3V)

DIAGNOSTICS
       If  SIGIOT  is neither caught nor ignored, and the current directory is
       writable, a core dump is produced and the message `abort - core dumped'
       is written by the shell.



                                6 October 1987                        ABORT(3)