GETPGID(P) POSIX Programmer s Manual GETPGID(P)

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NAME getpgid - get the process group ID for a process

SYNOPSIS #include <unistd.h>

pid_t getpgid(pid_t pid);

DESCRIPTION The getpgid() function shall return the process group ID of the process whose process ID is equal to pid. If pid is equal to 0, getpgid() shall return the process group ID of the calling process.

RETURN VALUE Upon successful completion, getpgid() shall return a process group ID. Otherwise, it shall return (pid_t)-1 and set errno to indicate the error.

ERRORS The getpgid() function shall fail if:

EPERM The process whose process ID is equal to pid is not in the same session as the calling process, and the implementation does not allow access to the process group ID of that process from the calling process.

ESRCH There is no process with a process ID equal to pid.

The getpgid() function may fail if:

EINVAL The value of the pid argument is invalid.

The following sections are informative.





SEE ALSO exec() , fork() , getpgrp() , getpid() , getsid() , setpgid() , set- sid() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <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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