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NAME

       abort - cause abnormal process termination

SYNOPSIS

       #include <stdlib.h>

       void abort(void);

DESCRIPTION

       The  abort()  first  unblocks  the SIGABRT signal, and then raises that
       signal  for  the  calling  process.   This  results  in  the   abnormal
       termination  of the process unless the SIGABRT signal is caught and the
       signal handler does not return (see longjmp(3)).

       If the abort() function causes process termination,  all  open  streams
       are closed and flushed.

       If  the SIGABRT signal is ignored, or caught by a handler that returns,
       the abort() function will still terminate the process.  It does this by
       restoring  the  default  disposition  for  SIGABRT and then raising the
       signal for a second time.

RETURN VALUE

       The abort() function never returns.

CONFORMING TO

       SVr4, POSIX.1-2001, 4.3BSD, C89, C99.

SEE ALSO

       gdb(1), sigaction(2), exit(3), longjmp(3), raise(3)

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