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_EXIT(2)		   Linux Programmer's Manual		      _EXIT(2)


_exit, _Exit - terminate the current process


#include <unistd.h> void _exit(int status); #include <stdlib.h> void _Exit(int status);


The function _exit() terminates the calling process "immediately". Any open file descriptors belonging to the process are closed; any children of the process are inherited by process 1, init, and the process's par- ent is sent a SIGCHLD signal. The value status is returned to the parent process as the process's exit status, and can be collected using one of the wait() family of calls. The function _Exit() is equivalent to _exit().


These functions do not return.


SVr4, POSIX.1-2001, 4.3BSD. The function _Exit() was introduced by C99.


For a discussion on the effects of an exit, the transmission of exit status, zombie processes, signals sent, etc., see exit(3). The function _exit() is like exit(), but does not call any functions registered with atexit() or on_exit(). Whether it flushes standard I/O buffers and removes temporary files created with tmpfile(3) is imple- mentation dependent. On the other hand, _exit() does close open file descriptors, and this may cause an unknown delay, waiting for pending output to finish. If the delay is undesired, it may be useful to call functions like tcflush() before calling _exit(). Whether any pending I/O is cancelled, and which pending I/O may be cancelled upon _exit(), is implementation-dependent.


execve(2), exit_group(2), fork(2), kill(2), wait(2), wait4(2), waitpid(2) , atexit(3), exit(3), on_exit(3), termios(3) Linux 2001-11-17 _EXIT(2)

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