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SETSID(2)		   Linux Programmers Manual		    SETSID(2)

       setsid - creates a session and sets the process group ID


       pid_t setsid(void);

       setsid()  creates a new session if the calling process is not a process
       group leader.  The calling process is the leader of  the  new  session,
       the  process group leader of the new process group, and has no control
       ling tty.  The process group ID and session ID of the  calling  process
       are set to the PID of the calling process.  The calling process will be
       the only process in this new process group and in this new session.

       The session ID of the calling process.

       On error, -1 is returned, and errno is set.  The only error  which  can
       happen  is EPERM.  It is returned when the process group ID of any pro
       cess equals the PID of the calling process.  Thus, in particular,  set
       sid() fails if the calling process is already a process group leader.

       SVr4, POSIX.1-2001.

       A child created via fork(2) inherits its parents session ID.  The ses
       sion ID is preserved across an execve(2).

       A process group leader is a process with process group ID equal to  its
       PID.   In  order  to  be  sure  that setsid() will succeed, fork(2) and
       _exit(2), and have the child do setsid().

       getsid(2), setpgid(2), setpgrp(2), tcgetsid(3), credentials(7)

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Linux				  1994-08-27			     SETSID(2)

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