alarm — set an alarm clock for delivery of a signal
||unsigned int seconds
alarm() arranges for a
SIGALRM signal to be delivered
to the calling process in
zero, any pending alarm is canceled.
In any event any previously set
alarm() is canceled.
alarm() returns the number
of seconds remaining until any previously scheduled alarm was
due to be delivered, or zero if there was no previously
alarm() and setitimer(2) share the same
timer; calls to one will interfere with use of the other.
Scheduling delays can, as ever, cause the execution of the process to be delayed by an arbitrary amount of time.
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