GETPPID(3P) POSIX Programmer s Manual GETPPID(3P)

PROLOG This manual page is part of the POSIX Programmer s Manual. The 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 getppid - get the parent process ID

SYNOPSIS #include <unistd.h>

pid_t getppid(void);

DESCRIPTION The getppid() function shall return the parent process ID of the call- ing process.

RETURN VALUE The getppid() function shall always be successful and no return value is reserved to indicate an error.

ERRORS No errors are defined.

The following sections are informative.





SEE ALSO exec(), fork(), getpgid(), getpgrp(), getpid(), kill(), setpgid(), set- sid(), the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <sys/types.h>, <unistd.h>

COPYRIGHT Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 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 .

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