Raku port of Perl's getpriority() and associated built-ins
use P5getpriority; # exports getpriority, setpriority, getppid, getpgrp
say "My parent process priority is &getpriority(0, getppid())";
say "My process priority is &getpriority(0, $*PID)";
say "My process group has priority &getpriority(1, getpgrp())";
say "My user priority is &getpriority(2, $*USER)";
This module tries to mimic the behaviour of Perl's
getpriority and associated built-ins as closely as possible in the Raku Programming Language.
It exports by default:
getpgrp getppid getpriority setpgrp setpriority
ORIGINAL PERL 5 DOCUMENTATION
Returns the current priority for a process, a process group, or a
user. (See getpriority(2).) Will raise a fatal exception if used
on a machine that doesn't implement getpriority(2).
Sets the current priority for a process, a process group, or a
user. (See setpriority(2).) Raises an exception when used on a
machine that doesn't implement setpriority(2).
Returns the current process group for the specified PID. Use a PID
of 0 to get the current process group for the current process.
Will raise an exception if used on a machine that doesn't
implement getpgrp(2). If PID is omitted, returns the process group
of the current process. Note that the POSIX version of "getpgrp"
does not accept a PID argument, so only "PID==0" is truly
Sets the current process group for the specified PID, 0 for the
current process. Raises an exception when used on a machine that
doesn't implement POSIX setpgid(2) or BSD setpgrp(2). If the
arguments are omitted, it defaults to "0,0". Note that the BSD 4.2
version of "setpgrp" does not accept any arguments, so only
"setpgrp(0,0)" is portable. See also "POSIX::setsid()".
getppid Returns the process id of the parent process.
Note for Linux users: Between v5.8.1 and v5.16.0 Perl would work
around non-POSIX thread semantics the minority of Linux systems
(and Debian GNU/kFreeBSD systems) that used LinuxThreads, this
emulation has since been removed. See the documentation for $$ for
This module depends on the availability of POSIX semantics. This is generally not available on Windows, so this module will probably not work on Windows.
Elizabeth Mattijsen firstname.lastname@example.org
Source can be located at: https://github.com/lizmat/P5getpriority . Comments and Pull Requests are welcome.
COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
Copyright 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Elizabeth Mattijsen
Re-imagined from Perl as part of the CPAN Butterfly Plan.
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the Artistic License 2.0.