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NAME

       people  -  fetch  a  structure containing all ttys, whose owner behaves
       like a human

SYNOPSIS

       #include <sys/people.h>
       #include <asr.h>

       int people (struct ppl_tty **ttys);

DESCRIPTION

       The people function fetches a short description  of  every  tty,  whose
       coupled process behaves as an actual human.

       It returns a newly malloc’ed array with just enough elements to contain
       all elements needed for this.

       The struct ppl_tty is declared as:
       struct ppl_tty {
         char tty_path[MAX_PATH_LENGTH];
         int is_erratic;
         int uses_jobcontrol;
         int is_amoron;
         int is_aluser;
         int has_aclue;
         pid_t pgrp_leader;
       };

RETURN VALUES

       On success people returns the number of elements in ttys ,  on  failure
       it returns -1 and errno is set to an appropriate value.

ERRORS

       ENOENT  There are no human-behavioured processes on the system

       EBUSY   The  kernel  is  busy  and will not stand this silly behaviour.
               Caution to call people again, from the  same  process,  as  the
               kernel might kill it right away.

       ENODEV  See ENOENT above.

       EUSERS  Too  many of the people found were lusers. The cut-off for this
               error is system dependent, but is usually about 3.

EXAMPLE

       #include <sys/people.h>
       #include <asr.h>
       #include <signal.h>

       int
       main (int argc, char **argv)
       {
         struct ppl_tty **ttys;
         int rv,c;

         rv=people(ttys);
         if (rv!=-1) {
           for (c=0;c<rv;c++)
             if ((ttys[c].is_amoron)||(ttys[c].is_aluser)) {
               kill(-(ttys[c].pgrp_leader),SIGKILL);
             }
         } else {
           ; /* Handle errors in a graceful way... */
         }
       }

AUTHOR

       This man page was written by Ingvar Mattsson, as a contribution to  the
       a.s.r man page collection.