Manual Reference Pages  - SEM_UNLINK (3)

NAME

sem_unlink - remove a named semaphore

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Return Value
Errors
Conforming To
Colophon

SYNOPSIS


#include <semaphore.h> 

int sem_unlink(const char *name);

Link with -pthread.

DESCRIPTION

sem_unlink() removes the named semaphore referred to by name. The semaphore name is removed immediately. The semaphore is destroyed once all other processes that have the semaphore open close it.

RETURN VALUE

On success sem_unlink() returns 0; on error, -1 is returned, with errno set to indicate the error.

ERRORS

EACCES The caller does not have permission to unlink this semaphore.
ENAMETOOLONG
  name was too long.
ENOENT There is no semaphore with the given name.

CONFORMING TO

POSIX.1-2001.

SEE ALSO

sem_getvalue(3), sem_open(3), sem_post(3), sem_wait(3), sem_overview(7)

COLOPHON

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Linux SEM_UNLINK (3) 2012-05-13
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