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getpgid — get the process group ID for a process
pid_t getpgid(pid_t pid);
The getpgid() function shall return the process group ID of the process whose process ID is equal to pid. If pid is equal to 0, getpgid() shall return the process group ID of the calling process.
Upon successful completion, getpgid() shall return a process group ID. Otherwise, it shall return ( pid_t)−1 and set errno to indicate the error.
The getpgid() function shall fail if:
- The process whose process ID is equal to pid is not in the same session as the calling process, and the implementation does not allow access to the process group ID of that process from the calling process.
The getpgid() function may fail if:
- There is no process with a process ID equal to pid.
The following sections are informative.
exec, fork(), getpgrp(), getpid(), getsid(), setpgid(), setsid()
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2008, <unistd.h>
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 7, Copyright (C) 2013 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. (This is POSIX.1-2008 with the 2013 Technical Corrigendum 1 applied.) 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.unix.org/online.html .
- The value of the pid argument is invalid.
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