sem_unlink(3) Library Functions Manual sem_unlink(3)

sem_unlink - remove a named semaphore

POSIX threads library (libpthread, -lpthread)

#include <semaphore.h>
int sem_unlink(const char *name);

sem_unlink() removes the named semaphore referred to by name. The semaphore name is removed immediately. The semaphore is destroyed once all other processes that have the semaphore open close it.

On success sem_unlink() returns 0; on error, -1 is returned, with errno set to indicate the error.

The caller does not have permission to unlink this semaphore.
name was too long.
There is no semaphore with the given name.

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).

Interface Attribute Value
sem_unlink () Thread safety MT-Safe

POSIX.1-2008.

POSIX.1-2001.

sem_getvalue(3), sem_open(3), sem_post(3), sem_wait(3), sem_overview(7)

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