abort(3C)abort(3C)NAMEabort() - generate a software abort fault
first closes all open files, streams, directory streams, and message
catalogue descriptors, if possible, then causes the signal to be sent
to the calling process. This may cause a core dump to be generated
If the signal is caught, the handling function is executed. If the
handling function returns, the action for is then reset to and the sig‐
nal is sent again to the process to ensure that it terminates.
does not return.
No errors are defined.
is not intended to be caught.
If is neither caught nor ignored, and the current directory is
writable, a core dump is produced and the message is written by the
SEE ALSOadb(1), exit(2), kill(2), signal(2), signal(5), thread_safety(5).