getpid (3p) - Linux Man Pages

getpid: get the process 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

getpid - get the process ID

SYNOPSIS

#include <unistd.h>

pid_t getpid(void);

DESCRIPTION

The getpid() function shall return the process ID of the calling process.

RETURN VALUE

The getpid() function shall always be successful and no return value is reserved to indicate an error.

ERRORS

No errors are defined.

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

exec(), fork(), getpgrp(), getppid(), kill(), setpgid(), setsid(), the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <sys/types.h>, <unistd.h>