Section: POSIX Programmer's Manual (3P)
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--- get the foreground process group ID
pid_t tcgetpgrp(int fildes);
function shall return the value of the process group ID of the
foreground process group associated with the terminal.
If there is no foreground process group,
shall return a value greater than 1 that does not match the process
group ID of any existing process group.
function is allowed from a process that is a member of a background
process group; however, the information may be subsequently changed by
a process that is a member of a foreground process group.
Upon successful completion,
shall return the value of the process group ID of the foreground
process associated with the terminal. Otherwise, -1 shall be
set to indicate the error.
function shall fail if:
argument is not a valid file descriptor.
The calling process does not have a controlling terminal, or the file
is not the controlling terminal.
The following sections are informative.
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1-2008,
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