tail head cat sleep
QR code linking to this page

Manual Pages  — RAISE

NAME

raise – send a signal to the current thread

CONTENTS

LIBRARY

Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS

#include <signal.h>

int
raise(int sig);

DESCRIPTION

The raise() function sends the signal sig to the current thread.

RETURN VALUES

The raise function returns the value 0 if successful; otherwise the value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error.

ERRORS

The raise() function may fail and set errno for any of the errors specified for the library functions getpid(2) and kill(2).

SEE ALSO

kill(2)

STANDARDS

The raise() function conforms to ISO/IEC 9899:1990 ("ISO C90").

RAISE (3) May 7, 2010

tail head cat sleep
QR code linking to this page


Please direct any comments about this manual page service to Ben Bullock. Privacy policy.

Ken Thompson has an automobile which he helped design. Unlike most automobiles, it has neither speedometer, nor gas gauge, nor any of the other numerous idiot lights which plague the modern driver. Rather, if the driver makes a mistake, a giant “?” lights up in the center of the dashboard. “The experienced driver,” says Thompson, “will usually know what's wrong.”