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raise(3) Library Functions Manual raise(3)

NAME

raise - send a signal to the caller

LIBRARY

Standard C library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS

#include <signal.h>
int raise(int sig);

DESCRIPTION

The raise() function sends a signal to the calling process or thread. In a single-threaded program it is equivalent to


kill(getpid(), sig);

In a multithreaded program it is equivalent to


pthread_kill(pthread_self(), sig);

If the signal causes a handler to be called, raise() will return only after the signal handler has returned.

RETURN VALUE

raise() returns 0 on success, and nonzero for failure.

ATTRIBUTES

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).

Interface Attribute Value
raise () Thread safety MT-Safe

STANDARDS

POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, C89, C99.

NOTES

Since glibc 2.3.3, raise() is implemented by calling tgkill(2), if the kernel supports that system call. Older glibc versions implemented raise() using kill(2).

SEE ALSO

getpid(2), kill(2), sigaction(2), signal(2), pthread_kill(3), signal(7)

2022-12-15 Linux man-pages 6.02