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       gsignal, ssignal - software signal facility

       #include <signal.h>

       typedef void (*sighandler_t)(int);

       int gsignal(int signum);

       sighandler_t ssignal(int signum, sighandler_t action);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       gsignal(), ssignal():
           Since glibc 2.19:
           Glibc 2.19 and earlier:

       Don't  use  these  functions under Linux.  Due to a historical mistake,
       under Linux these functions are aliases for raise(3) and signal(2), re-

       Elsewhere, on System V-like systems, these functions implement software
       signaling, entirely independent of the classical signal(2) and  kill(2)
       functions.   The function ssignal() defines the action to take when the
       software signal with number signum is raised using the  function  gsig-
       nal(),  and  returns the previous such action or SIG_DFL.  The function
       gsignal() does the following: if no action (or the action SIG_DFL)  was
       specified  for  signum, then it does nothing and returns 0.  If the ac-
       tion SIG_IGN was specified for signum, then it does nothing and returns
       1.   Otherwise,  it  resets  the action to SIG_DFL and calls the action
       function with argument signum, and returns the value returned  by  that
       function.   The  range  of possible values signum varies (often 1-15 or

       For an  explanation  of  the  terms  used  in  this  section,  see  at-

       |Interface | Attribute     | Value           |
       |gsignal() | Thread safety | MT-Safe         |
       |ssignal() | Thread safety | MT-Safe sigintr |

       These  functions  are  available under AIX, DG/UX, HP-UX, SCO, Solaris,
       Tru64.  They are called obsolete under most of these systems,  and  are
       broken  under Linux libc and glibc.  Some systems also have gsignal_r()
       and ssignal_r().

       kill(2), signal(2), raise(3)

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