ipcrm - remove an XSI message queue, semaphore set, or shared memory segment identifier
[XSI] ipcrm [-q msgid|-Q msgkey|-s semid|-S semkey|-m shmid|-M shmkey]...
The ipcrm utility shall remove zero or more message queues, semaphore sets, or shared memory segments. The interprocess communication facilities to be removed are specified by the options.
Only a user with appropriate privileges shall be allowed to remove an interprocess communication facility that was not created by or owned by the user invoking ipcrm.
The ipcrm utility shall conform to XBD Utility Syntax Guidelines.
The following options shall be supported:
- -q msgid
- Remove the message queue identifier msgid from the system and destroy the message queue and data structure associated with it.
- -m shmid
- Remove the shared memory identifier shmid from the system. The shared memory segment and data structure associated with it shall be destroyed after the last detach.
- -s semid
- Remove the semaphore identifier semid from the system and destroy the set of semaphores and data structure associated with it.
- -Q msgkey
- Remove the message queue identifier, created with key msgkey, from the system and destroy the message queue and data structure associated with it.
- -M shmkey
- Remove the shared memory identifier, created with key shmkey, from the system. The shared memory segment and data structure associated with it shall be destroyed after the last detach.
- -S semkey
- Remove the semaphore identifier, created with key semkey, from the system and destroy the set of semaphores and data structure associated with it.
The following environment variables shall affect the execution of ipcrm:
- Provide a default value for the internationalization variables that are unset or null. (See XBD Internationalization Variables for the precedence of internationalization variables used to determine the values of locale categories.)
- If set to a non-empty string value, override the values of all the other internationalization variables.
- Determine the locale for the interpretation of sequences of bytes of text data as characters (for example, single-byte as opposed to multi-byte characters in arguments).
- Determine the locale that should be used to affect the format and contents of diagnostic messages written to standard error.
- Determine the location of message catalogs for the processing of LC_MESSAGES.
The standard error shall be used only for diagnostic messages.
The following exit values shall be returned:
- Successful completion.
- An error occurred.
XBD Environment Variables, Utility Syntax Guidelines
XSH msgctl, semctl, shmctl
First released in Issue 5.
SD5-XCU-ERN-97 is applied, updating the SYNOPSIS.
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