|INVOCATION_NAME(3)||Linux Programmer's Manual||INVOCATION_NAME(3)|
NAMEprogram_invocation_name, program_invocation_short_name - obtain name used to invoke calling program
#define _GNU_SOURCE /* See feature_test_macros(7) */ #include
extern char *program_invocation_name;
extern char *program_invocation_short_name;
DESCRIPTIONprogram_invocation_name contains the name that was used to invoke the calling program. This is the same as the value of argv in main(), with the difference that the scope of program_invocation_name is global.
CONFORMING TOThese variables are GNU extensions, and should not be used in programs intended to be portable.
NOTESThe Linux-specific /proc/[number]/cmdline file provides access to similar information.
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