waitpid.c   [plain text]


@deftypefn Supplemental int waitpid (int @var{pid}, int *@var{status}, int)

This is a wrapper around the @code{wait} function.  Any ``special''
values of @var{pid} depend on your implementation of @code{wait}, as
does the return value.  The third argument is unused in @libib{}.

@end deftypefn


#include "config.h"
#include "ansidecl.h"

/* On some systems (such as WindISS), you must include <sys/types.h>
   to get the definition of "pid_t" before you include <sys/wait.h>.  */
#include <sys/types.h>

#include <sys/wait.h>

waitpid (pid_t pid, int *stat_loc, int options ATTRIBUTE_UNUSED)
  for (;;)
      int wpid = wait(stat_loc);
      if (wpid == pid || wpid == -1)
	return wpid;