Go to main content

man pages section 2: System Calls

Exit Print View

Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

setpgrp(2)

Name

setpgrp - set process group ID

Synopsis

#include <sys/types.h>
#include <unistd.h>

pid_t setpgrp(void);

Description

If the calling process is not already a session leader, the setpgrp() function makes it one by setting its process group ID and session ID to the value of its process ID, and releases its controlling terminal. See Intro(2) for more information on process group IDs and session leaders.

Return Values

The setpgrp() function returns the value of the new process group ID.

Errors

No errors are defined.

Attributes

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

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Interface Stability
Committed
Standard

See Also

setpgrp(1), exec(2), fork(2), getpid(2), getsid(2), Intro(2), kill(2), signal(3C), attributes(7), standards(7)