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abort(3)							      abort(3)

       abort - Generates a software signal to end the current process

       #include <stdlib.h>

       void abort(
	       void );

       Standard C Library (libc)

       Interfaces  documented on this reference page conform to industry stan‐
       dards as follows:

       abort():	 ISO C, POSIX.1, XPG4, XPG4-UNIX

       Refer to the standards(5) reference page	 for  more  information	 about
       industry standards and associated tags.

       The  abort()  function  sends  a SIGABRT signal to the current process.
       This signal terminates the process unless both of the following	condi‐
       tions  are true: (1) signal SIGABRT is being caught, and (2) the signal
       handler does not do a normal return, for example, if it does a longjmp.

       If abort() causes the process to terminate abnormally and  the  current
       directory  is  writable,	 the system creates a core file in the current
       working directory.

       If the call to the abort() function terminates the process,  each  open
       stream  and  message  catalog descriptor is affected as if the fclose()
       function was called. The abort() function then terminates  the  process
       with the same result as the _exit() function, with the exception of the
       status value made available to the wait() or waitpid() function.	 These
       functions  receive  the	status	value of the process terminated by the
       SIGABRT signal. The abort() function overrides blocking or ignoring  of
       the SIGABRT signal.

       The abort() function is supported for multi-threaded applications.

       Functions: exit(2), kill(2), sigaction(2)

       Standards: standards(5)


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