Manual Reference Pages  - SHUTDOWN (2)

NAME

shutdown - shut down part of a full-duplex connection

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Errors
Notes
Bugs
Colophon

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/socket.h>

int shutdown(int sockfd, int how);

DESCRIPTION

The shutdown() call causes all or part of a full-duplex connection on the socket associated with sockfd to be shut down. If how is SHUT_RD, further receptions will be disallowed. If how is SHUT_WR, further transmissions will be disallowed. If how is SHUT_RDWR, further receptions and transmissions will be disallowed.

RETURN VALUE

On success, zero is returned. On error, -1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately.

ERRORS

EBADF sockfd is not a valid descriptor.
EINVAL An invalid value was specified in how (but see BUGS).
ENOTCONN
  The specified socket is not connected.
ENOTSOCK
  sockfd is a file, not a socket.

CONFORMING TO

POSIX.1-2001, 4.4BSD (the shutdown() function call first appeared in 4.2BSD).

NOTES

The constants SHUT_RD, SHUT_WR, SHUT_RDWR have the value 0, 1, 2, respectively, and are defined in <sys/socket.h> since glibc-2.1.91.

BUGS

As currently implemented, checks for the validity of how are done in domain-specific code, and not all domains perform these checks. Most notably, UNIX domain sockets simply ignore invalid values; this may change in the future.

SEE ALSO

connect(2), socket(2), socket(7)

COLOPHON

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Linux SHUTDOWN (2) 2012-09-06
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