getsid(2) — Linux manual page


GETSID(2)                 Linux Programmer's Manual                GETSID(2)

NAME         top

       getsid - get session ID

SYNOPSIS         top

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

       pid_t getsid(pid_t pid);

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

           _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 500
               || /* Since glibc 2.12: */ _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200809L

DESCRIPTION         top

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

RETURN VALUE         top

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

ERRORS         top

       EPERM  A process with process ID pid exists, 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 pid was found.

VERSIONS         top

       This system call is available on Linux since version 2.0.

CONFORMING TO         top

       POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, SVr4.

NOTES         top

       Linux does not return EPERM.

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

SEE ALSO         top

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

COLOPHON         top

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Linux                            2017-09-15                        GETSID(2)

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