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TCGETPGRP

TCGETPGRP

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

tcgetpgrp - get the foreground process group ID  

SYNOPSIS

#include <unistd.h>

pid_t tcgetpgrp(int fildes);
 

DESCRIPTION

The tcgetpgrp() function shall return the value of the process group ID of the foreground process group associated with the terminal.

If there is no foreground process group, tcgetpgrp() shall return a value greater than 1 that does not match the process group ID of any existing process group.

The tcgetpgrp() function is allowed from a process that is a member of a background process group; however, the information may be subsequently changed by a process that is a member of a foreground process group.  

RETURN VALUE

Upon successful completion, tcgetpgrp() shall return the value of the process group ID of the foreground process associated with the terminal. Otherwise, -1 shall be returned and errno set to indicate the error.  

ERRORS

The tcgetpgrp() function shall fail if:

EBADF
The fildes argument is not a valid file descriptor.
ENOTTY
The calling process does not have a controlling terminal, or the file is not the controlling terminal.

The following sections are informative.  

EXAMPLES

None.  

APPLICATION USAGE

None.  

RATIONALE

None.  

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

None.  

SEE ALSO

setsid() , setpgid() , tcsetpgrp() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <sys/types.h>, <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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