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psignal, strsignal, sys_siglist, sys_signame - system signal messages

 

NAME

      psignal, strsignal, sys_siglist, sys_signame - system signal messages
 

LIBRARY

      Standard C Library (libc, -lc)
 

SYNOPSIS

      #include <signal.h>
 
      void
      psignal(unsigned sig, const char *s);
 
      extern const char * const sys_siglist[];
      extern const char * const sys_signame[];
 
      #include <string.h>
 
      char *
      strsignal(int sig);
 

DESCRIPTION

      The psignal() and strsignal() functions locate the descriptive message
      string for a signal number.
 
      The strsignal() function accepts a signal number argument sig and returns
      a pointer to the corresponding message string.
 
      The psignal() function accepts a signal number argument sig and writes it
      to the standard error.  If the argument s is non-NULL and does not point
      to the null character, s is written to the standard error file descriptor
      prior to the message string, immediately followed by a colon and a space.
      If the signal number is not recognized (sigaction(2)), the string
      “Unknown signal” is produced.
 
      The message strings can be accessed directly through the external array
      sys_siglist, indexed by recognized signal numbers.  The external array
      sys_signame is used similarly and contains short, lower-case abbrevia‐
      tions for signals which are useful for recognizing signal names in user
      input.  The defined variable NSIG contains a count of the strings in
      sys_siglist and sys_signame.
      sigaction(2), perror(3), strerror(3)
 

HISTORY

      The psignal() function appeared in 4.2BSD.
 

Sections

Based on BSD UNIX
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