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OpenDarwin 7.2.1 - man page for getpid (opendarwin section 2)

GETPID(2)			     BSD System Calls Manual				GETPID(2)

NAME
     getpid, getppid -- get parent or calling process identification

SYNOPSIS
     #include <sys/types.h>
     #include <unistd.h>

     pid_t
     getpid(void);

     pid_t
     getppid(void);

DESCRIPTION
     Getpid() returns the process ID of the calling process.  The ID is guaranteed to be unique
     and is useful for constructing temporary file names.

     Getppid() returns the process ID of the parent of the calling process.

ERRORS
     The getpid() and getppid() functions are always successful, and no return value is reserved
     to indicate an error.

SEE ALSO
     gethostid(2)

STANDARDS
     Getpid() and getppid() conform to IEEE Std 1003.1-1988 (``POSIX.1'').

4th Berkeley Distribution		   June 4, 1993 		4th Berkeley Distribution


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