Method alarm()

Method alarm

int alarm(int seconds)


Set an alarm clock for delivery of a signal.

alarm() arranges for a SIGALRM signal to be delivered to the process in seconds seconds.

If seconds is 0 (zero), no new alarm will be scheduled.

Any previous alarms will in any case be canceled.


Returns the number of seconds remaining until any previously scheduled alarm was due to be delivered, or zero if there was no previously scheduled alarm.


This function is only available on platforms that support signals.

See also

ualarm(), signal(), call_out()