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SIG_ERR

From cppreference.com
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Defined in header <signal.h>
#define SIG_ERR /* implementation defined */

A value of type void (*)(int). When returned by signal, indicates that an error has occurred.

[edit] Example

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <signal.h>
 
void signal_handler(int signal)
{
    printf("Received signal %d\n", signal);
}
 
int main(void)
{
    /* Install a signal handler. */
    if (signal(SIGTERM, signal_handler) == SIG_ERR)
    {
        printf("Error while installing a signal handler.\n");
        exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
    }
 
    printf("Sending signal %d\n", SIGTERM);
    if (raise(SIGTERM) != 0)
    {
        printf("Error while raising the SIGTERM signal.\n");
        exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
    }
 
    printf("Exit main()\n");
    return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}

Output:

Sending signal 15
Received signal 15
Exit main()

[edit] References

  • C11 standard (ISO/IEC 9899:2011):
  • 7.14/3 Signal handling <signal.h> (p: 265)
  • C99 standard (ISO/IEC 9899:1999):
  • 7.14/3 Signal handling <signal.h> (p: 246)
  • C89/C90 standard (ISO/IEC 9899:1990):

[edit] See also

sets a signal handler for particular signal
(function) [edit]
C++ documentation for SIG_ERR