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strsignal — get name of signal
char *strsignal(int signum);
The strsignal() function shall map the signal number in signum to
an implementation-defined string and shall return a pointer to it. It shall
use the same set of messages as the psignal() function.
The application shall not modify the string returned. The returned
pointer might be invalidated or the string content might be overwritten by a
subsequent call to strsignal() or setlocale(). The returned
pointer might also be invalidated if the calling thread is terminated.
The contents of the message strings returned by strsignal()
should be determined by the setting of the LC_MESSAGES category in
the current locale.
The implementation shall behave as if no function defined in this
standard calls strsignal().
Since no return value is reserved to indicate an error, an
application wishing to check for error situations should set errno to
0, then call strsignal(), then check errno.
The strsignal() function need not be thread-safe.
Upon successful completion, strsignal() shall return a pointer to a
string. Otherwise, if signum is not a valid signal number, the return
value is unspecified.
No errors are defined.
The following sections are informative.
If signum is not a valid signal number, some implementations return NULL,
while for others the strsignal() function returns a pointer to a string
containing an unspecified message denoting an unknown signal.
POSIX.1‐2008 leaves this return value unspecified.
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2017,
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE
Std 1003.1-2017, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating
System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 7, 2018
Edition, Copyright (C) 2018 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between
this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original
IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original
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