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GETSID(2) System Calls Manual GETSID(2)

NAME

getsidget process session

SYNOPSIS

#include <unistd.h>
pid_t
getsid(pid_t pid);

DESCRIPTION

The session ID of the process identified by pid is returned by getsid(). If pid is zero, getsid() returns the session ID of the current process.

RETURN VALUES

Upon successful completion, the function getsid() returns the session ID of the specified process; otherwise, it returns a value of -1 and sets errno to indicate an error.

ERRORS

getsid() will succeed unless:
 
 
[EPERM]
The current process and the process pid are not in the same session.
 
 
[ESRCH]
There is no process with a process ID equal to pid.

SEE ALSO

getpgid(2), getpgrp(2), setpgid(2), setsid(2), termios(4)

STANDARDS

getsid() conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2008 (“POSIX.1”).

HISTORY

The getsid() function call is derived from its usage in AT&T System V UNIX, and is mandated by X/Open Portability Guide Issue 4 (“XPG4”).
September 10, 2015 OpenBSD-current