GETPPID(3P) POSIX Programmer's Manual GETPPID(3P)PROLOG
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NAMEgetppid — get the parent process ID
The getppid() function shall return the parent process ID of the call‐
The getppid() function shall always be successful and no return value
is reserved to indicate an error.
No errors are defined.
The following sections are informative.
exec, fork(), getpgid(), getpgrp(), getpid(), kill(), setpgid(), set‐
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2008, <sys_types.h>, <unistd.h>
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