NAME abort - generate a fault SYNOPSIS #include <stdlib.h> void abort(void) DESCRIPTION Abort executes an instruction which is illegal in user mode. This causes a signal that normally terminates the process with a core dump, which may be used for debugging. SEE ALSO sigaction(2), exit(2). DIAGNOSTICS Usually ``abort - core dumped'' from the shell. BUGS The abort() function does not flush standard I/O buffers. Use fflush(3).