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 privilege shall be allowed to remove
an interprocess communication facility that was not created by
or owned by the user invoking ipcrm.
The ipcrm facility supports the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001,
Section 12.2, Utility Syntax Guidelines.
The following options shall be supported:
Remove the message queue identifier msgid from the system and
destroy the message queue and data structure associated
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.
Remove the semaphore identifier semid from the system and destroy
the set of semaphores and data structure associated
Remove the message queue identifier, created with key msgkey,
from the system and destroy the message queue and data
structure associated with it.
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.
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
Provide a default value for the internationalization variables that
are unset or null. (See the Base Definitions volume of
IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, Section 8.2, Internationalization Variables
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
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:
An error occurred.
CONSEQUENCES OF ERRORS
The following sections are informative.
ipcs , the System Interfaces volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001,
msgctl(), semctl(), shmctl()
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