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

PROLOG         top

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       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

       psiginfo, psignal — write signal information to standard error

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <signal.h>

       void psiginfo(const siginfo_t *pinfo, const char *message);
       void psignal(int signum, const char *message);

DESCRIPTION         top

       The psiginfo() and psignal() functions shall write a language-
       dependent message associated with a signal number to the standard
       error stream as follows:

        *  First, if message is not a null pointer and is not the empty
           string, the string pointed to by the message argument shall
           be written, followed by a <colon> and a <space>.

        *  Then the signal description string associated with signum or
           with the signal indicated by pinfo shall be written, followed
           by a <newline>.

       For psiginfo(), the application shall ensure that the argument
       pinfo references a valid siginfo_t structure. For psignal(), if
       signum is not a valid signal number, the behavior is

       The psiginfo() and psignal() functions shall not change the
       orientation of the standard error stream.

       The psiginfo() and psignal() functions shall mark for update the
       last data modification and last file status change timestamps of
       the file associated with the standard error stream at some time
       between their successful completion and exit(), abort(), or the
       completion of fflush() or fclose() on stderr.

       The psiginfo() and psignal() functions shall not change the
       setting of errno if successful.

       On error, the psiginfo() and psignal() functions shall set the
       error indicator for the stream to which stderr points, and shall
       set errno to indicate the error.

       Since no value is returned, an application wishing to check for
       error situations should set errno to 0, then call psiginfo() or
       psignal(), then check errno.

RETURN VALUE         top

       These functions shall not return a value.

ERRORS         top

       Refer to fputc(3p).

       The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES         top



       As an alternative to setting errno to zero before the call and
       checking if it is non-zero afterwards, applications can use
       ferror() to detect whether psiginfo() or psignal() encountered an

       An application wishing to use this method to check for error
       situations should call clearerr(stderr) before calling psiginfo()
       or psignal(), then if ferror(stderr) returns non-zero, the value
       of errno indicates which error occurred.

RATIONALE         top

       System V historically has psignal() and psiginfo() in
       <siginfo.h>.  However, the <siginfo.h> header is not specified in
       the Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2017, and the type
       siginfo_t is defined in <signal.h>.



SEE ALSO         top

       fputc(3p), perror(3p), strsignal(3p)

       The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2017, signal.h(0p)

COPYRIGHT         top

       Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic
       form from IEEE Std 1003.1-2017, Standard for Information
       Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The
       Open Group Base Specifications Issue 7, 2018 Edition, Copyright
       (C) 2018 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 .

       Any typographical or formatting errors that appear in this page
       are most likely to have been introduced during the conversion of
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