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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for vhangup (opensolaris section 2)

vhangup(2)					     System Calls					   vhangup(2)

NAME
vhangup - virtually "hangup" the current controlling terminal
SYNOPSIS
#include <unistd.h> void vhangup(void);
DESCRIPTION
The vhangup() function is used by the initialization process init(1M) (among others) to ensure that users are given "clean" terminals at login by revoking access of the previous users' processes to the terminal. To effect this, vhangup() searches the system tables for references to the controlling terminal of the invoking process and revokes access permissions on each instance of the terminal that it finds. Further attempts to access the terminal by the affected processes will yield I/O errors (EBADF or EIO). A SIGHUP (hangup signal) is sent to the process group of the controlling terminal.
SEE ALSO
init(1M)
BUGS
Access to the controlling terminal using /dev/tty is still possible. This call should be replaced by an automatic mechanism that takes place on process exit. SunOS 5.11 19 Mar 1998 vhangup(2)


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