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GETPGID

GETPGID

Section: POSIX Programmer's Manual (P) Updated: 2003
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NAME

getpgid - get the process group ID for a process  

SYNOPSIS

#include <unistd.h>

pid_t getpgid(pid_t pid);
 

DESCRIPTION

The getpgid() function shall return the process group ID of the process whose process ID is equal to pid. If pid is equal to 0, getpgid() shall return the process group ID of the calling process.  

RETURN VALUE

Upon successful completion, getpgid() shall return a process group ID. Otherwise, it shall return (pid_t)-1 and set errno to indicate the error.  

ERRORS

The getpgid() function shall fail if:

EPERM
The process whose process ID is equal to pid is not in the same session as the calling process, and the implementation does not allow access to the process group ID of that process from the calling process.
ESRCH
There is no process with a process ID equal to pid.

The getpgid() function may fail if:

EINVAL
The value of the pid argument is invalid.

The following sections are informative.  

EXAMPLES

None.  

APPLICATION USAGE

None.  

RATIONALE

None.  

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

None.  

SEE ALSO

exec() , fork() , getpgrp() , getpid() , getsid() , setpgid() , setsid() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <unistd.h>  

COPYRIGHT

Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ERRORS
EXAMPLES
APPLICATION USAGE
RATIONALE
FUTURE DIRECTIONS
SEE ALSO
COPYRIGHT

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