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SIGSETOPS(3)              Linux Programmer's Manual             SIGSETOPS(3)

NAME         top

       sigemptyset,  sigfillset,  sigaddset,  sigdelset, sigismember - POSIX
       signal set operations

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <signal.h>

       int sigemptyset(sigset_t *set);

       int sigfillset(sigset_t *set);

       int sigaddset(sigset_t *set, int signum);

       int sigdelset(sigset_t *set, int signum);

       int sigismember(const sigset_t *set, int signum);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       sigemptyset(), sigfillset(), sigaddset(), sigdelset(), sigismember():

DESCRIPTION         top

       These functions allow the manipulation of POSIX signal sets.

       sigemptyset() initializes the signal set given by set to empty, with
       all signals excluded from the set.

       sigfillset() initializes set to full, including all signals.

       sigaddset() and sigdelset() add and delete respectively signal signum
       from set.

       sigismember() tests whether signum is a member of set.

       Objects of type sigset_t must be initialized by a call to either
       sigemptyset() or sigfillset() before being passed to the functions
       sigaddset(), sigdelset() and sigismember() or the additional glibc
       functions described below (sigisemptyset(), sigandset(), and
       sigorset()).  The results are undefined if this is not done.

RETURN VALUE         top

       sigemptyset(), sigfillset(), sigaddset(), and sigdelset() return 0 on
       success and -1 on error.

       sigismember() returns 1 if signum is a member of set, 0 if signum is
       not a member, and -1 on error.

       On error, these functions set errno to indicate the cause of the

ERRORS         top

       EINVAL signum is not a valid signal.

ATTRIBUTES         top

       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see

       │Interface                       Attribute     Value   │
       │sigemptyset(), sigfillset(),    │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │
       │sigaddset(), sigdelset(),       │               │         │
       │sigismember(), sigisemptyset(), │               │         │
       │sigorset(), sigandset()         │               │         │

CONFORMING TO         top

       POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008.

NOTES         top

       When creating a filled signal set, the glibc sigfillset() function
       does not include the two real-time signals used internally by the
       NPTL threading implementation.  See nptl(7) for details.

   Glibc extensions
       If the _GNU_SOURCE feature test macro is defined, then <signal.h>
       exposes three other functions for manipulating signal sets:

       int sigisemptyset(const sigset_t *set);
       int sigorset(sigset_t *dest, const sigset_t *left,
                     const sigset_t *right);
       int sigandset(sigset_t *dest, const sigset_t *left,
                     const sigset_t *right);

       sigisemptyset() returns 1 if set contains no signals, and 0

       sigorset() places the union of the sets left and right in dest.
       sigandset() places the intersection of the sets left and right in
       dest.  Both functions return 0 on success, and -1 on failure.

       These functions are nonstandard (a few other systems provide similar
       functions) and their use should be avoided in portable applications.

SEE ALSO         top

       sigaction(2), sigpending(2), sigprocmask(2), sigsuspend(2)

COLOPHON         top

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