killpg - send signal to a process group


   #include <signal.h>

   int killpg(int pgrp, int sig);

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

       _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 500
           || /* Since glibc 2.19: */ _DEFAULT_SOURCE
           || /* Glibc versions <= 2.19: */ _BSD_SOURCE


   killpg() sends the signal sig to the process group pgrp.  See signal(7)
   for a list of signals.

   If pgrp is 0, killpg()  sends  the  signal  to  the  calling  process's
   process  group.   (POSIX  says: if pgrp is less than or equal to 1, the
   behavior is undefined.)

   For the permissions required to send a signal to another  process,  see


   On  success,  zero is returned.  On error, -1 is returned, and errno is
   set appropriately.


   EINVAL sig is not a valid signal number.

   EPERM  The process does not have permission to send the signal  to  any
          of  the  target  processes.   For  the required permissions, see

   ESRCH  No process can be found in the process group specified by pgrp.

   ESRCH  The process group was given as 0 but the  sending  process  does
          not have a process group.


   POSIX.1-2001,  POSIX.1-2008,  SVr4,  4.4BSD (killpg() first appeared in


   There are various differences between the permission checking  in  BSD-
   type  systems  and  System V-type systems.  See the POSIX rationale for
   kill().  A difference not mentioned by POSIX concerns the return  value
   EPERM: BSD documents that no signal is sent and EPERM returned when the
   permission check failed for at least one target  process,  while  POSIX
   documents  EPERM  only  when the permission check failed for all target

   C library/kernel differences
   On Linux, killpg() is implemented as a library function that makes  the
   call kill(-pgrp, sig).


   getpgrp(2), kill(2), signal(2), capabilities(7), credentials(7)


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