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26.7 Process Completion Status

If the exit status value (see section 25.6 Program Termination) of the child process is zero, then the status value reported by waitpid or wait is also zero. You can test for other kinds of information encoded in the returned status value using the following macros. These macros are defined in the header file `sys/wait.h'.

Macro: int WIFEXITED (int status)
This macro returns a nonzero value if the child process terminated normally with exit or _exit.

Macro: int WEXITSTATUS (int status)
If WIFEXITED is true of status, this macro returns the low-order 8 bits of the exit status value from the child process. See section 25.6.2 Exit Status.

Macro: int WIFSIGNALED (int status)
This macro returns a nonzero value if the child process terminated because it received a signal that was not handled. See section 24. Signal Handling.

Macro: int WTERMSIG (int status)
If WIFSIGNALED is true of status, this macro returns the signal number of the signal that terminated the child process.

Macro: int WCOREDUMP (int status)
This macro returns a nonzero value if the child process terminated and produced a core dump.

Macro: int WIFSTOPPED (int status)
This macro returns a nonzero value if the child process is stopped.

Macro: int WSTOPSIG (int status)
If WIFSTOPPED is true of status, this macro returns the signal number of the signal that caused the child process to stop.


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