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NAME

raise - Sends a signal to the executing process or thread  

LIBRARY

Standard C Library (libc.so, libc.a)  

SYNOPSIS

#include <signal.h>

int raise(
        int signal );  

STANDARDS

Interfaces documented on this reference page conform to industry standards as follows:

raise():  POSIX.1c, XPG4, XPG4-UNIX

Refer to the standards(5) reference page for more information about industry standards and associated tags.  

PARAMETERS

Specifies a signal number.  

DESCRIPTION

The raise() function sends the signal specified by the signal parameter to the invoking thread. In single-threaded programs this is equivalent to:

kill(getpid(), signal);

[POSIX]  When the pthread library is present, the behavior is equivalent to:

pthread_kill(pthread_self(), signal);  

RETURN VALUES

Upon successful completion of the raise() function, a value of 0 (zero) is returned. Otherwise, a nonzero value is returned and errno is set to indicate the error.  

ERRORS

The raise() function sets errno to the specified values for the following conditions: The value of the signal parameter is an invalid or unsupported signal number.  

RELATED INFORMATION

Functions: kill(2), sigaction(2)

Standards: standards(5) delim off


 

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DESCRIPTION
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ERRORS
RELATED INFORMATION

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