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KILLPG(2)                   BSD System Calls Manual                  KILLPG(2)

     killpg -- send signal to a process group

     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

     #include <signal.h>

     killpg(pid_t pgrp, int sig);

     The killpg() function sends the signal sig to the process group pgrp.
     See sigaction(2) for a list of signals.  If pgrp is 0, killpg() sends the
     signal to the sending process's process group.

     The sending process and members of the process group must have the same
     effective user ID, or the sender must be the super-user.  As a single
     special case the continue signal SIGCONT may be sent to any process that
     is a descendant of the current process.

     The killpg() function returns the value 0 if successful; otherwise the
     value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the

     The killpg() function will fail and no signal will be sent if:

     [EINVAL]           The sig argument is not a valid signal number.

     [EPERM]            The sending process is not the super-user and one or
                        more of the target processes has an effective user ID
                        different from that of the sending process.

     [ESRCH]            No process can be found in the process group specified
                        by pgrp.

     [ESRCH]            The process group was given as 0 but the sending
                        process does not have a process group.

     #include <sys/types.h>
     #include <signal.h>

     The include file <sys/types.h> is necessary.

     getpgrp(2), kill(2), sigaction(2), compat(5)

     The killpg() function appeared in 4.0BSD.

BSD                              June 2, 1993                              BSD