tcsetpgrp (3p) - Linux Man Pages

tcsetpgrp: set the foreground process group ID

PROLOG

This manual page is part of the POSIX Programmer's Manual. The Linux implementation of this interface may differ (consult the corresponding Linux manual page for details of Linux behavior), or the interface may not be implemented on Linux.

NAME

tcsetpgrp - set the foreground process group ID

SYNOPSIS

#include <unistd.h>

int tcsetpgrp(int fildes, pid_t pgid_id);

DESCRIPTION

If the process has a controlling terminal, tcsetpgrp() shall set the foreground process group ID associated with the terminal to pgid_id. The application shall ensure that the file associated with fildes is the controlling terminal of the calling process and the controlling terminal is currently associated with the session of the calling process. The application shall ensure that the value of pgid_id matches a process group ID of a process in the same session as the calling process.

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

RETURN VALUE

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

ERRORS

The tcsetpgrp() function shall fail if:

EBADF
The fildes argument is not a valid file descriptor.
EINVAL
This implementation does not support the value in the pgid_id argument.
ENOTTY
The calling process does not have a controlling terminal, or the file is not the controlling terminal, or the controlling terminal is no longer associated with the session of the calling process.
EPERM
The value of pgid_id is a value supported by the implementation, but does not match the process group ID of a process in the same session as the calling process.

The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES

None.

APPLICATION USAGE

None.

RATIONALE

None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

None.

COPYRIGHT

Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .

SEE ALSO

tcgetpgrp(), the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <sys/types.h>, <unistd.h>