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tcsendbreak

Section: Standard C Library Functions (3C)
Updated: 14 Aug 2002
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NAME

tcsendbreak - send a ``break'' for a specific duration  

SYNOPSIS

#include <termios.h> 

int tcsendbreak(int fildes, int duration);  

DESCRIPTION

The fildes argument is an open file descriptor associated with a terminal.

If the terminal is using asynchronous serial data transmission, tcsendbreak() will cause transmission of a continuous stream of zero-valued bits for a specific duration. If duration is 0, it will cause transmission of zero-valued bits for at least 0.25 seconds, and not more than 0.5 seconds. If duration is not 0, it behaves in a way similar to tcdrain(3C).

If the terminal is not using asynchronous serial data transmission, it sends data to generate a break condition or returns without taking any action.

Attempts to use tcsendbreak() from a process which is a member of a background process group on a fildes associated with its controlling terminal will cause the process group to be sent a SIGTTOU signal. If the calling process is blocking or ignoring SIGTTOU signals, the process is allowed to perform the operation, and no signal is sent.  

RETURN VALUES

Upon successful completion, 0 is returned. Otherwise, -1 is returned and errno is set to indicate the error.  

ERRORS

The tcsendbreak() function will fail if:

EBADF The fildes argument is not a valid file descriptor.

ENOTTY The file associated with fildes is not a terminal.

The tcsendbreak() function may fail if:

EIO The process group of the writing process is orphaned, and the writing process is not ignoring or blocking SIGTTOU.

 

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE
Interface StabilityStandard
MT-LevelMT-Safe, and Async-Signal-Safe

 

SEE ALSO

tcdrain(3C), attributes(5), standards(5), termio(7I)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUES
ERRORS
ATTRIBUTES
SEE ALSO

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