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PWAIT(1)		  BSD General Commands Manual		      PWAIT(1)

NAME
     pwait — wait for processes to terminate

SYNOPSIS
     pwait [-v] pid ...

DESCRIPTION
     The pwait utility will wait until each of the given processes has termi‐
     nated.

     The following option is available:

     -v	     Print the exit status when each process terminates.

DIAGNOSTICS
     The pwait utility returns 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

     Invalid pids elicit a warning message but are otherwise ignored.

SEE ALSO
     kill(1), pkill(1), ps(1), wait(1), kqueue(2)

NOTES
     pwait is not a substitute for the wait(1) builtin as it will not clean up
     any zombies or state in the parent process.

HISTORY
     A pwait command first appeared in SunOS 5.8.

BSD			       November 1, 2009				   BSD
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