man pages section 3: Basic Library Functions

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psignal(3C)

Name

psignal, psiginfo - system signal messages

Synopsis

#include <siginfo.h>

void psignal(int sig, const char *s);
void psiginfo(siginfo_t *pinfo, char *s);

Description

The psignal() and psiginfo() functions produce messages on the standard error output describing a signal. The sig argument is a signal that may have been passed as the first argument to a signal handler. The pinfo argument is a pointer to a siginfo structure that may have been passed as the second argument to an enhanced signal handler. See sigaction(2). The argument string s is printed first, followed by a colon and a blank, followed by the message and a NEWLINE character.

Usage

Messages printed from these functions are in the native language specified by the LC_MESSAGES locale category. See setlocale(3C).

Attributes

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
MT-Level
Safe

See Also

sigaction(2), gettext(3C), perror(3C), setlocale(3C), siginfo.h(3HEAD), signal.h(3HEAD), attributes(5)