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NAME

       wait - check child process status

SYNTAX

       #include <wait.h>

       int wait_nohang(&wstat);
       int wait_stop(&wstat);
       int wait_stopnohang(&wstat);
       int wait_pid(&wstat,pid);

       int wait_exitcode(wstat);
       int wait_crashed(wstat);
       int wait_stopped(wstat);
       int wait_stopsig(wstat);

       int pid;
       int wstat;

DESCRIPTION

       wait_nohang looks for zombies (child processes that have exited).  If it sees a zombie, it
       eliminates the zombie, puts the zombie's exit status into wstat, and returns the  zombie's
       process  ID.   If there are several zombies, wait_nohang picks one.  If there are children
       but no zombies, wait_nohang returns 0.  If there are no children, wait_nohang returns  -1,
       setting errno appropriately.

       wait_stopnohang  is  similar  to  wait_nohang,  but  it  also looks for children that have
       stopped.

       wait_stop is similar to wait_stopnohang, but if there are children it will  pause  waiting
       for one of them to stop or exit.

       wait_pid  waits  for child process pid to exit.  It eliminates any zombie that shows up in
       the meantime, discarding the exit status.

       wait_stop and wait_pid retry upon error_intr.

STATUS PARSING

       If the child stopped, wait_stopped is nonzero; wait_stopsig is the signal that caused  the
       child to stop.

       If the child exited by crashing, wait_stopped is zero; wait_crashed is nonzero.

       If   the   child  exited  normally,  wait_stopped  is  zero;  wait_crashed  is  zero;  and
       wait_exitcode is the child's exit code.

SEE ALSO

       wait(2), error(3)

                                                                                          wait(3)