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SIGPROCMASK(2) BSD System Calls Manual SIGPROCMASK(2)
sigprocmask -- manipulate current signal mask
sigprocmask(int how, const sigset_t *set, sigset_t *oset);
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
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.
A 0 value indicated that the call succeeded. A -1 return value indicates an error occurred
and errno is set to indicated the reason.
The sigprocmask() call will fail and the signal mask will be unchanged if one of the follow-
[EINVAL] how has a value other than those listed here.
kill(2), sigaction(2), sigsetops(3), sigsuspend(2)
The sigprocmask() function call is expected to conform to IEEE Std 1003.1-1988
BSD June 4, 1993 BSD
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