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Signal Handling

Boost.Asio supports signal handling using a class called signal_set. Programs may add one or more signals to the set, and then perform an async_wait() operation. The specified handler will be called when one of the signals occurs. The same signal number may be registered with multiple signal_set objects, however the signal number must be used only with Boost.Asio.

void handler(
    const boost::system::error_code& error,
    int signal_number)
{
  if (!error)
  {
    // A signal occurred.
  }
}

...

// Construct a signal set registered for process termination.
boost::asio::signal_set signals(io_service, SIGINT, SIGTERM);

// Start an asynchronous wait for one of the signals to occur.
signals.async_wait(handler);

Signal handling also works on Windows, as the Microsoft Visual C++ runtime library maps console events like Ctrl+C to the equivalent signal.

See Also

signal_set, HTTP server example.


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