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abort(3)                 BSD Library Functions Manual                 abort(3)


NAME

     abort -- cause abnormal program termination


LIBRARY

     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)


SYNOPSIS

     #include <stdlib.h>

     void
     abort(void);


DESCRIPTION

     The abort() function causes abnormal program termination to occur, unless
     the signal SIGABRT is being caught and the signal handler does not
     return.

     Any open streams are flushed and closed.


IMPLEMENTATION NOTES

     The abort() function is thread-safe.  It is unknown if it is async-can-
     cel-safe.

     The abort() function causes a report to be generated by Crash Reporter.
     If you wish to terminate without generating a crash report, use exit(3)
     instead.


RETURN VALUES

     The abort() function never returns.


SEE ALSO

     sigaction(2), exit(3)


STANDARDS

     The abort() function conforms to ISO/IEC 9945-1:1990 (``POSIX.1'').  The
     abort() function also conforms to ISO/IEC 9899:1999 (``ISO C99'') with
     the implementation specific details as noted above.

BSD                              June 4, 1993                              BSD

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