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getsid() - Unix, Linux System Call


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NAME

getsid - get session ID

SYNOPSIS

#include <unistd.h>

pid_t getsid(pid_t pid);

DESCRIPTION

getsid(0) returns the session ID of the calling process. getsid(p) returns the session ID of the process with process ID p. (The session ID of a process is the process group ID of the session leader.) On error, (pid_t) -1 will be returned, and errno is set appropriately.

ERRORS

TagDescription
EPERM A process with process ID p exists, but it is not in the same session as the current process, and the implementation considers this an error.
ESRCH No process with process ID p was found.

CONFORMING TO

SVr4, POSIX.1-2001.

NOTES

Linux does not return EPERM.

Linux has this system call since Linux 1.3.44. There is libc support since libc 5.2.19.

To get the prototype under glibc, define both _XOPEN_SOURCE and _XOPEN_SOURCE_EXTENDED, or use "#define _XOPEN_SOURCE n" for some integer n larger than or equal to 500.

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