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sys/wait.h — declarations for waiting

#include <sys/wait.h>

The <sys/wait.h> header shall define the following symbolic constants for use with waitpid():
Report status of continued child process.
Do not hang if no status is available; return immediately.
Report status of stopped child process.

The <sys/wait.h> header shall define the following macros for analysis of process status values:

Return exit status.
True if child has been continued.
True if child exited normally.
True if child exited due to uncaught signal.
True if child is currently stopped.
Return signal number that caused process to stop.
Return signal number that caused process to terminate.

The <sys/wait.h> header shall define the following symbolic constants as possible values for the options argument to waitid():

Wait for processes that have exited.
Keep the process whose status is returned in infop in a waitable state.
Status is returned for any child that has stopped upon receipt of a signal.

The WCONTINUED and WNOHANG constants, described above for waitpid(), can also be used with waitid().

The type idtype_t shall be defined as an enumeration type whose possible values shall include at least the following: P_ALL P_PGID P_PID

The <sys/wait.h> header shall define the id_t and pid_t types as described in <sys/types.h>.

The <sys/wait.h> header shall define the siginfo_t type as described in <signal.h>.

Inclusion of the <sys/wait.h> header may also make visible all symbols from <signal.h>.

The following shall be declared as functions and may also be defined as macros. Function prototypes shall be provided.

pid_t  wait(int *);
int    waitid(idtype_t, id_t, siginfo_t *, int);
pid_t  waitpid(pid_t, int *, int);

The following sections are informative.




<signal.h>, <sys_types.h>

The System Interfaces volume of POSIX.1‐2008, wait(), waitid()

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