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Difference between handle to the thread HANDLE and thread identifier pthread_t

This question might be silly but its confusing me a bit:
What is the difference between handle to the thread HANDLE and thread identifier pthread_t?

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Sorry I saw details and HANDLE is in windows and pthread_t is in unix.
 

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PTHREAD_GETNAME_NP(3)					   BSD Library Functions Manual 				     PTHREAD_GETNAME_NP(3)

NAME
pthread_getname_np -- get and set descriptive name of a thread LIBRARY
POSIX Threads Library (libpthread, -lpthread) SYNOPSIS
#include <pthread.h> int pthread_getname_np(pthread_t thread, char *name, size_t len); int pthread_setname_np(pthread_t thread, const char *name, void *arg); DESCRIPTION
The pthread_getname_np() function obtains the descriptive name of a thread. It takes the following arguments: thread The thread whose descriptive name will be obtained. name The buffer to be filled with the descriptive name of the thread. len The size of the buffer name in bytes. The pthread_setname_np() function sets the descriptive name of a thread. It takes the following arguments: thread The thread whose descriptive name will be set. name The printf(3) format string to be used to construct the descriptive name of the thread. The resulted descriptive name should be shorter than PTHREAD_MAX_NAMELEN_NP. arg The printf(3) argument used with name. RETURN VALUES
Both functions return 0 on success. Otherwise, an error number is returned to indicate the error. COMPATIBILITY
Both functions are non-standard extensions. ERRORS
Both functions may fail if: [EINVAL] Invalid parameter. [ESRCH] Non-existent thread. The pthread_setname_np() function may also fail if: [ENOMEM] There was insufficient memory for the operation. SEE ALSO
pthread_attr_get_np(3), pthread_attr_getname_np(3) BSD
July 9, 2010 BSD

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