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SIGPROCMASK(2)						      BSD System Calls Manual						    SIGPROCMASK(2)

NAME
sigprocmask -- manipulate current signal mask SYNOPSIS
#include <signal.h> int sigprocmask(int how, const sigset_t *restrict set, sigset_t *restrict oset); DESCRIPTION
The sigprocmask() function examines and/or changes the current signal mask (those signals that are blocked from delivery). Signals are blocked if they are members of the current signal mask set. If set is not null, the action of sigprocmask() depends on the value of the parameter how. The signal mask is changed as a function of the specified set and the current mask. The function is specified by how using one of the following values from <signal.h>: SIG_BLOCK The new mask is the union of the current mask and the specified set. SIG_UNBLOCK The new mask is the intersection of the current mask and the complement of the specified set. SIG_SETMASK The current mask is replaced by the specified set. If oset is not null, it is set to the previous value of the signal mask. When set is null, the value of how is insignificant and the mask remains unset providing a way to examine the signal mask without modification. The system quietly disallows SIGKILL or SIGSTOP to be blocked. RETURN VALUES
A 0 value indicated that the call succeeded. A -1 return value indicates an error occurred and errno is set to indicated the reason. ERRORS
The sigprocmask() call will fail and the signal mask will be unchanged if one of the following occurs: [EINVAL] how has a value other than those listed here. SEE ALSO
kill(2), sigaction(2), sigsuspend(2), sigsetops(3) STANDARDS
The sigprocmask() function call is expected to conform to IEEE Std 1003.1-1988 (``POSIX.1''). BSD
June 4, 1993 BSD

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SIGPROCMASK(2)							System Calls Manual						    SIGPROCMASK(2)

NAME
sigprocmask - manipulate the signal mask SYNOPSIS
#include <signal.h> int sigprocmask(int how, const sigset_t *set, sigset_t *oset) DESCRIPTION
Sigprocmask() examines or manipulates the signal mask. This mask is the set of signals that are currently blocked. The how argument determines the action that must be performed. In all cases the signal set referenced by oset, if not NULL, will be used to receive the old signal mask. The set argument, if not NULL, will be used to set or modify the current signal mask. How can be one of: SIG_BLOCK Add the signals referenced by set to the mask. SIG_UNBLOCK Remove the signals referenced by set from the mask. SIG_SETMASK Set the signal mask to the set referenced by set. The value of how is ignored if set is NULL. SEE ALSO
sigaction(2), sigpending(2), sigsuspend(2), sigset(3). DIAGNOSTICS
Returns 0 on success and -1 on error. The error code is EFAULT for a bad set or oset address, or EINVAL for a bad how argument. AUTHOR
Kees J. Bot (kjb@cs.vu.nl) SIGPROCMASK(2)
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