.\" $Darwin$ .\" .\" Copyright (c) 2000-2002 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved. .\" .\" @APPLE_LICENSE_HEADER_START@ .\" .\" The contents of this file constitute Original Code as defined in and .\" are subject to the Apple Public Source License Version 1.1 (the .\" "License"). You may not use this file except in compliance with the .\" License. Please obtain a copy of the License at .\" http://www.apple.com/publicsource and read it before using this file. .\" .\" This Original Code and all software distributed under the License are .\" distributed on an "AS IS" basis, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER .\" EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND APPLE HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, .\" INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, .\" FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. Please see the .\" License for the specific language governing rights and limitations .\" under the License. .\" .\" @APPLE_LICENSE_HEADER_END@ .\" .Dd June 8, 2000 .Dt SEM_UNLINK 2 .Os Darwin .Sh NAME .Nm sem_unlink .Nd remove a named semaphore .Sh SYNOPSIS .Fd #include <semaphore.h> .Ft int .Fn sem_unlink "const char *name" .Sh DESCRIPTION The named semaphore named .Fa name is removed. If the semaphore is in use my other processes, then .Fa name is immeditately dissasociated with the semaphore, but the semaphore itself will not be removed until all references to it have been closed. Subsequent calls to .Fn sem_open using .Fa name will refer to or create a new semaphore named .Fa name . .Pp If successful, .Fn sem_unlink will return 0. Otherwise, -1 is returned and .Va errno is set, and the state of the semaphore is unchanged. .Sh ERRORS .Fn sem_unlink succeeds unless: .Bl -tag -width Er .It Bq Er EACCES Permission is denied to be remove the semaphore. .It Bq Er ENAMETOOLONG .Fa name exceeded .Dv SEM_NAME_LEN characters. .It Bq Er ENOENT The named semaphore does not exist. .El .Sh SEE ALSO .Xr semctl 2 , .Xr semget 2 , .Xr semop 2 , .Xr sem_close 2 , .Xr sem_open 2 .Sh HISTORY .Fn sem_unlink is specified in the POSIX Realtime Extension (1003.1b-1993/1003.1i-1995).