ABORT(3) Linux Programmer s Manual ABORT(3)
NAME abort - cause abnormal program termination
SYNOPSIS #include <stdlib.h>
DESCRIPTION The abort() function causes abnormal program termination unless the signal SIGABRT is caught and the signal handler does not return. If the abort() function causes program termination, all open streams are closed and flushed.
If the SIGABRT signal is blocked or ignored, the abort() function will still override it.
RETURN VALUE The abort() function never returns.
CONFORMING TO SVr4, POSIX.1-2001, 4.3BSD, C99
SEE ALSO sigaction(2), exit(3), raise(3)
GNU 1993-04-12 ABORT(3)