tcsendbreak(3p) — Linux manual page


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

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       Linux implementation of this interface may differ (consult the
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NAME         top

       tcsendbreak — send a break for a specific duration

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <termios.h>

       int tcsendbreak(int fildes, int duration);

DESCRIPTION         top

       If the terminal is using asynchronous serial data transmission,
       tcsendbreak() shall cause transmission of a continuous stream of
       zero-valued bits for a specific duration. If duration is 0, it
       shall cause transmission of zero-valued bits for at least 0.25
       seconds, and not more than 0.5 seconds. If duration is not 0, it
       shall send zero-valued bits for an implementation-defined period
       of time.

       The fildes argument is an open file descriptor associated with a

       If the terminal is not using asynchronous serial data
       transmission, it is implementation-defined whether tcsendbreak()
       sends data to generate a break condition or returns without
       taking any action.

       Attempts to use tcsendbreak() from a process which is a member of
       a background process group on a fildes associated with its
       controlling terminal shall cause the process group to be sent a
       SIGTTOU signal.  If the calling thread is blocking SIGTTOU
       signals or the process is ignoring SIGTTOU signals, the process
       shall be allowed to perform the operation, and no signal is sent.

RETURN VALUE         top

       Upon successful completion, 0 shall be returned. Otherwise, -1
       shall be returned and errno set to indicate the error.

ERRORS         top

       The tcsendbreak() function shall fail if:

       EBADF  The fildes argument is not a valid file descriptor.

       EIO    The process group of the writing process is orphaned, the
              calling thread is not blocking SIGTTOU, and the process is
              not ignoring SIGTTOU.

       ENOTTY The file associated with fildes is not a terminal.

       The following sections are informative.

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SEE ALSO         top

       The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2017, Chapter 11, General
       Terminal Interface, termios.h(0p)

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       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
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