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35.Dd October 12, 2013
36.Dt PWAIT 1
37.Os
38.Sh NAME
39.Nm pwait
40.Nd wait for processes to terminate
41.Sh SYNOPSIS
42.Nm
43.Op Fl v
44.Ar pid
45\&...
46.Sh DESCRIPTION
47The
48.Nm
49utility will wait until each of the given processes has terminated.
50.Pp
51The following option is available:
52.Bl -tag -width indent
53.It Fl v
54Print the exit status when each process terminates.
55.El
56.Sh DIAGNOSTICS
57The
58.Nm
59utility returns 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
60.Pp
61Invalid pids elicit a warning message but are otherwise ignored.
62.Sh SEE ALSO
63.Xr kill 1 ,
64.Xr pkill 1 ,
65.Xr ps 1 ,
66.Xr wait 1 ,
67.Xr kqueue 2
68.Sh NOTES
69.Nm
70is not a substitute for the
71.Xr wait 1
72builtin
73as it will not clean up any zombies or state in the parent process.
74.Sh HISTORY
75A
76.Nm
77command first appeared in SunOS 5.8. It was introduced in
78.Dx 3.5.