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NAME

raise - send a signal to the caller

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Description
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SYNOPSIS


#include <signal.h> 

int raise(int sig);

DESCRIPTION

The raise() function sends a signal to the calling process or thread. In a single-threaded program it is equivalent to

kill(getpid(), sig);

In a multithreaded program it is equivalent to

pthread_kill(pthread_self(), sig);

If the signal causes a handler to be called, raise() will only return after the signal handler has returned.

RETURN VALUE

raise() returns 0 on success, and nonzero for failure.

CONFORMING TO

C89, C99, POSIX.1-2001.

NOTES

Since version 2.3.3, glibc implements raise() by calling tgkill(2), if the kernel supports that system call. Older glibc versions implemented raise() using kill(2).

SEE ALSO

getpid(2), kill(2), sigaction(2), signal(2), pthread_kill(3), signal(7)

COLOPHON

This page is part of release 3.44 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and information about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.


GNU RAISE (3) 2012-04-20
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