setpgid(1) — Linux manual page


SETPGID(1)                    User Commands                   SETPGID(1)

NAME         top

       setpgid - run a program in a new process group

SYNOPSIS         top

       setpgid [options] program [arguments]

DESCRIPTION         top

       setpgid runs a program in a new process group.

OPTIONS         top

       -f, --foreground
           Make the new process group the foreground process group of
           the controlling terminal if there is a controlling terminal.

       -h, --help
           Display help text and exit.

       -V, --version
           Print version and exit.

AUTHORS         top

       Daan De Meyer <>

SEE ALSO         top


REPORTING BUGS         top

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AVAILABILITY         top

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util-linux 2.39.594-1e0ad      2023-09-24                     SETPGID(1)