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setpgid(2) [sunos man page]

setpgid(2)							   System Calls 							setpgid(2)

NAME
setpgid - set process group ID SYNOPSIS
#include <sys/types.h> #include <unistd.h> int setpgid(pid_t pid, pid_t pgid); DESCRIPTION
The setpgid() function sets the process group ID of the process with ID pid to pgid. If pgid is equal to pid, the process becomes a process group leader. See intro(2) for more information on session leaders and process group leaders. If pgid is not equal to pid, the process becomes a member of an existing process group. If pid is equal to 0, the process ID of the calling process is used. If pgid is equal to 0, the process specified by pid becomes a process group leader. RETURN VALUES
Upon successful completion, 0 is returned. Otherwise, -1 is returned and errno is set to indicate the error. ERRORS
The setpgid() function will fail if: EACCES 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 family of functions (see exec(2)). EINVAL The pgid argument is less than (pid_t) 0 or greater than or equal to PID_MAX, or the calling process has a controlling ter- minal that does not support job control. EPERM The process indicated by the pid argument is a session leader. EPERM The pid argument matches the process ID of a child process of the calling process and the child process is not in the same session as the calling process. EPERM The pgid argument does not match the process ID of the process indicated by the pid argument, and there is no process with a process group ID that matches pgid in the same session as the calling process. ESRCH The pid argument does not match the process ID of the calling process or of a child process of the calling process. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Standard | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |Async-Signal-Safe | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
intro(2), exec(2), exit(2), fork(2), getpid(2), getsid(2), attributes(5), standards(5) SunOS 5.10 28 Dec 1996 setpgid(2)

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

NAME
setpgid, setpgrp -- set process group SYNOPSIS
#include <unistd.h> int setpgid(pid_t pid, pid_t pgid); pid_t setpgrp(void); DESCRIPTION
setpgid() sets the process group of the specified process pid to the specified pgid. If pid is zero, then the call applies to the current process. 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 pgid argument is less than 0 or is not a value supported by the implementation. [EPERM] The process indicated by the pid argument is a session leader. [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. [EPERM] The value of the pgid argument is valid, but does not match the process ID of the process indicated by the pid argument and there is no process with a process group ID that matches the value of the pgid argument in the same session as the calling process. [ESRCH] The value of the pid argument does not match the process ID of the calling process or of a child process of the calling process. LEGACY SYNOPSIS
#include <unistd.h> int setpgrp(pid_t pid, pid_t pgid); The legacy setpgrp() function is a clone of the setpgid() function, retained for calling convention compatibility with historical versions of BSD. COMPATIBILITY
Use of the legacy version of the setpgrp() call will cause compiler diagnostics. Use setpgid() instead. Use of private (and conflicting) prototypes for setpgrp() will cause compiler diagnostics. Delete the private prototypes and include <unistd.h>. SEE ALSO
getpgrp(2), compat(5) STANDARDS
The setpgid() function conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-1988 (``POSIX.1''). 4th Berkeley Distribution June 4, 1993 4th Berkeley Distribution

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