SIGWAITSection: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
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NAMEsigwait - wait for a signal
#include <signal.h> int sigwait(const sigset_t *set, int *sig);
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
DESCRIPTIONThe sigwait() function suspends execution of the calling thread until the delivery of one of the signals specified in the signal set set. The function accepts the signal (removes it from the pending list of signals), and returns the signal number in sig.
The operation of sigwait() is the same as sigwaitinfo(), except that:
- sigwait() only returns the signal number, rather than a siginfo_t structure describing the signal.
- The return values of the two functions are different.
RETURN VALUEOn success, sigwait() returns 0. On error, it returns a positive error number.
- set contains an invalid signal number.
NOTESsigwait() is implemented using sigtimedwait(2).
SEE ALSOsigaction(2), signalfd(2), sigpending(2), sigsuspend(2), sigwaitinfo(2), sigsetops(3), signal(7)
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