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SETPGID(2)			     BSD System Calls Manual			       SETPGID(2)

NAME
     setpgid, setpgrp -- set process group

LIBRARY
     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <unistd.h>

     int
     setpgid(pid_t pid, pid_t pgrp);

     int
     setpgrp(pid_t pid, pid_t pgrp);

DESCRIPTION
     setpgid() sets the process group of the specified process pid to the specified pgrp.  If pid
     is zero, then the call applies to the current process.  If pgrp is zero, then the process id
     of the process specified by pid is used instead.

     If the invoker is not the super-user, then the affected process must have the same effective
     user-id as the invoker or be a descendant of the invoking process.

RETURN VALUES
     setpgid() returns 0 when the operation was successful.  If the request failed, -1 is
     returned and the global variable errno indicates the reason.

ERRORS
     setpgid() will fail and the process group will not be altered if:

     [EACCES]		The value of the pid argument matches the process ID of a child process
			of the calling process, and the child process has successfully executed
			one of the exec functions.

     [EINVAL]		The value of the pgrp argument is less than zero.

     [EPERM]		The effective user ID of the requested process is different from that of
			the caller and the process is not a descendant of the calling process.

     [ESRCH]		The value of the pid argument does not match the process ID of the call-
			ing process or of a child process of the calling process.

SEE ALSO
     getpgrp(2)

STANDARDS
     The setpgid() function conforms to ISO/IEC 9945-1:1990 (``POSIX.1'').

COMPATIBILITY
     setpgrp() is identical to setpgid(), and is retained for calling convention compatibility
     with historical versions of BSD.

BSD					December 18, 2003				      BSD
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