Manpage of GETSID

GETSID

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (2)
Updated: 2016-10-08
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NAME

getsid - get session ID  

SYNOPSIS

#include <unistd.h>

pid_t getsid(pid_t pid);

Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

getsid():

_XOPEN_SOURCE >= 500

    || /* Since glibc 2.12: */ _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200809L
 

DESCRIPTION

getsid(0)returns the session ID of the calling process. getsid() returns the session ID of the process with process ID pid. If pidis 0, getsid() returns the session ID of the calling process.  

RETURN VALUE

On success, a session ID is returned. On error, (pid_t) -1 will be returned, and errnois set appropriately.  

ERRORS

EPERM
A process with process ID pidexists, but it is not in the same session as the calling process, and the implementation considers this an error.
ESRCH
No process with process ID pidwas found.
 

VERSIONS

This system call is available on Linux since version 2.0.  

CONFORMING TO

POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, SVr4.  

NOTES

Linux does not return EPERM.

See credentials(7) for a description of sessions and session IDs.  

SEE ALSO

getpgid(2), setsid(2), credentials(7)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ERRORS
VERSIONS
CONFORMING TO
NOTES
SEE ALSO

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