abort - cause abnormal program termination


SYNOPSIS

       #include <stdlib.h>

       void abort(void);


DESCRIPTION

       The  abort()  function causes abnormal program termination
       unless the signal SIGABRT is caught and the signal handler
       does  not  return.  If the abort() function causes program
       termination, all open streams are closed and flushed.

       If the SIGABRT signal is blocked or ignored,  the  abort()
       function will still override it.


RETURN VALUE

       The abort() function never returns.


CONFORMING TO

       SVID 3, POSIX, BSD 4.3, ISO 9899


SEE ALSO

       sigaction(2), exit(3), raise(3)