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Manual Pages  — ABORT

NAME

abort – cause abnormal program termination

CONTENTS

LIBRARY

Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS

#include <stdlib.h>

void
abort(void);

DESCRIPTION

The abort() function causes abnormal program termination to occur, unless the signal SIGABRT is being caught and the signal handler does not return.

Any open streams are flushed and closed.

IMPLEMENTATION NOTES

The abort() function is thread-safe. It is unknown if it is async-cancel-safe.

RETURN VALUES

The abort() function never returns.

SEE ALSO

sigaction(2), exit(3)

STANDARDS

The abort() function conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-90 ("POSIX.1"). The abort() function also conforms to ISO/IEC 9899:1999 ("ISO C99") with the implementation specific details as noted above.

ABORT (3) June 4, 1993

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