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

SETPGRP(3P)               POSIX Programmer's Manual              SETPGRP(3P)

PROLOG         top

       This manual page is part of the POSIX Programmer's Manual.  The Linux
       implementation of this interface may differ (consult the
       corresponding Linux manual page for details of Linux behavior), or
       the interface may not be implemented on Linux.

NAME         top

       setpgrp — set the process group ID

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <unistd.h>

       pid_t setpgrp(void);

DESCRIPTION         top

       If the calling process is not already a session leader, setpgrp()
       sets the process group ID of the calling process to the process ID of
       the calling process. If setpgrp() creates a new session, then the new
       session has no controlling terminal.

       The setpgrp() function has no effect when the calling process is a
       session leader.

RETURN VALUE         top

       Upon completion, setpgrp() shall return the process group ID.

ERRORS         top

       No errors are defined.

       The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES         top

       None.

APPLICATION USAGE         top

       It is unspecified whether this function behaves as setpgid(0,0) or
       setsid() unless the process is already a session leader. Therefore,
       applications are encouraged to use setpgid() or setsid() as
       appropriate.

RATIONALE         top

       None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS         top

       The setpgrp() function may be removed in a future version.

SEE ALSO         top

       exec(1p), fork(3p), getpid(3p), getsid(3p), kill(3p), setpgid(3p),
       setsid(3p)

       The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2008, unistd.h(0p)

COPYRIGHT         top

       Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form
       from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information
       Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open
       Group Base Specifications Issue 7, Copyright (C) 2013 by the
       Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open
       Group.  (This is POSIX.1-2008 with the 2013 Technical Corrigendum 1
       applied.) 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.unix.org/online.html .

       Any typographical or formatting errors that appear in this page are
       most likely to have been introduced during the conversion of the
       source files to man page format. To report such errors, see
       https://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/reporting_bugs.html .

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