signal

signal(3f)                                                          signal(3f)



Name
       signal - changes the action for a signal

Syntax
       integer ret, signum, flag
       external signal, proc
       ret = signal ( signum, proc, flag )

Description
       When a process incurs a signal ( see signal(3) ), the default action is
       usually to clean up and abort.  A user can choose to write an
       alternative signal handling routine with a call to signal.

       The signum argument is the signal number ( see signal(3) ). If the
       specified flag is negative, then proc must be the name of the user
       signal handling routine.  If flag is zero or positive, then proc is
       ignored and the value of flag is passed to the system as the signal
       action definition.  In particular, this is how previously saved signal
       actions can be restored.  Two possible values for flag have specific
       meanings: zero means "use the default action", one means "ignore this
       signal".

Restrictions
       The f77 compiler arranges to trap certain signals when a process is
       started.  The only way to restore the default f77 action is to save the
       returned value from the first call to signal.

       If the user signal handler is called, it is passed the signal number as
       an integer argument.

Return Values
       A positive return value is the previous action definition.  A value
       greater than one is the address of a routine that is to be called on
       occurrence of the given signal.  The returned value can be used in
       subsequent calls to signal in order to restore a previous action
       definition.  A negative return value is the negation of a system error
       code.

Files
       libU77.a

See Also
       kill(1), signal(3), kill(3f)



                                                                    signal(3f)