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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

getsid(2)

Name

getsid - get process group ID of session leader

Synopsis

#include <unistd.h>

pid_t getsid(pid_t pid);

Description

The getsid() function obtains the process group ID of the process that is the session leader of the process specified by pid. If pid is (pid_t) 0 , it specifies the calling process.

Return Values

Upon successful completion, getsid() returns the process group ID of the session leader of the specified process. Otherwise, it returns (pid_t)−1 and sets errno to indicate the error.

Errors

The getsid() function will fail if:

EPERM

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

ESRCH

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

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Interface Stability
Standard

See Also

exec(2), fork(2), getpgid(2), getpid(2), setpgid(2), setsid(2), attributes(7), standards(7)