2. System calls (functions provided by the kernel)
GETSIDSection: Linux Programmer's Manual (2)
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NAMEgetsid - get session ID
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
DESCRIPTIONgetsid(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 VALUEOn success, a session ID is returned. On error, (pid_t) -1 will be returned, and errno is set appropriately.
- 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.
- No process with process ID pid was found.
VERSIONSThis system call is available on Linux since version 2.0.
CONFORMING TOPOSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, SVr4.
NOTESLinux does not return EPERM.
See credentials(7) for a description of sessions and session IDs.
SEE ALSOgetpgid(2), setsid(2), credentials(7)
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