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Get process group and report errors.

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explain_getpgrp_or_die(3)            Library Functions Manual           explain_getpgrp_or_die(3)

NAME explain_getpgrp_or_die - get process group and report errors
SYNOPSIS #include <libexplain/getpgrp.h> pid_t explain_getpgrp_or_die(pid_t pid); pid_t explain_getpgrp_on_error(pid_t pid);
DESCRIPTION The explain_getpgrp_or_die function is used to call the getpgrp(2) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_getpgrp(3) function, and then the process terminates by calling exit(EXIT_FAILURE). The explain_getpgrp_on_error function is used to call the getpgrp(2) system call. On fail‐ ure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_getpgrp(3) func‐ tion, but still returns to the caller. pid The pid, exactly as to be passed to the getpgrp(2) system call. API Inconsistencies Note: the getpgrp(2) function has two implementations. The POSIX.1 version has no argu‐ ments, while the BSD version has one argument. For simplicity of implementation, the argument list seen here includes the pid argument. The POSIX.1 getpgid() semanatics can be obtained by calling getpgrp(0) on BSD systems, and this is the API for libexplain, even on systems that do not use the BSD API.
RETURN VALUE The explain_getpgrp_or_die function only returns on success, see getpgrp(2) for more information. On failure, prints an explanation and exits, it does not return. The explain_getpgrp_on_error function always returns the value return by the wrapped getp‐ grp(2) system call.
EXAMPLE The explain_getpgrp_or_die function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the following example: pid_t result = explain_getpgrp_or_die(pid);
SEE ALSO getpgrp(2) get process group explain_getpgrp(3) explain getpgrp(2) errors exit(2) terminate the calling process
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explain_getpgrp_or_die(3) referred by explain(3) | explain_getpgrp(3)
refer to _exit(2) | explain_getpgrp(3) | setpgid(2)