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Manual Pages  — PTHREAD_KILL

NAME

pthread_kill – send a signal to a specified thread

CONTENTS

LIBRARY

POSIX Threads Library (libpthread, -lpthread)

SYNOPSIS

#include <pthread.h>
#include <signal.h>

int
pthread_kill(pthread_t thread, int sig);

DESCRIPTION

The pthread_kill() function sends a signal, specified by sig, to a thread, specified by thread. If sig is 0, error checking is performed, but no signal is actually sent.

RETURN VALUES

If successful, pthread_kill() returns 0. Otherwise, an error number is returned.

ERRORS

The pthread_kill() function will fail if:
[ESRCH]
  thread is an invalid thread ID.
[EINVAL]
  sig is an invalid or unsupported signal number.

SEE ALSO

kill(2), pthread_self(3), raise(3)

STANDARDS

The pthread_kill() function conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-96 ("POSIX.1")

PTHREAD_KILL (3) April 27, 2000

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