man pages section 3: Basic Library Functions

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Updated: July 2014
 
 

strsignal(3C)

Name

strsignal - get name of signal

Synopsis

#include <string.h>

char *strsignal(int sig);

Description

The strsignal() function maps the signal number in sig to a string describing the signal and returns a pointer to that string. It uses the same set of the messages as psignal(3C). The returned string should not be overwritten.

Return Values

The strsignal() function returns NULL if sig is not a valid signal number.

Usage

Messages returned from this function 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

gettext(3C), psignal(3C), setlocale(3C), str2sig(3C), attributes(5)