alarm(3)alarm(3)Namealarm - schedule signal after specified time
The subroutine causes signal SIGALRM, see to be sent to the invoking
process in a number of seconds given by the argument. Unless caught or
ignored, the signal terminates the process.
The requests are not stacked. Successive calls reset the alarm clock.
If the argument is 0, any request is canceled. Because of scheduling
delays, resumption of execution of when the signal is caught may be
delayed an arbitrary amount. The longest specifiable delay time is
100000000 seconds. Values larger than 100000000 will be silently
rounded down to 100000000.
The return value is the amount of time previously remaining in the
When your program is compiled using the System V environment, rounds up
any positive fraction of a second to the next second.
When your program is compiled using the POSIX environment, takes a
parameter of type unsigned, and returns a value of type unsigned.
See Alsogetitimer(2), sigpause(2), sigvec(2), signal(3), sleep(3)alarm(3)