Module signal_hook::iterator[][src]

This is supported on non-Windows and crate feature iterator only.
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An iterator over incoming signals.

This provides a higher abstraction over the signals, providing the SignalsInfo structure which is able to iterate over the incoming signals. The structure is parametrized by an Exfiltrator, which specifies what information is returned for each delivered signal. Note that some exfiltrators are behind a feature flag.

The Signals is a type alias for the common case when it is enough to get the signal number.

This module (and everything in it) is turned by the iterator feature. It is on by default, the possibility to turn off is mostly possible for very special purposes (compiling on <rustc-1.36, minimizing the amount of code compiled, …). In a sense, this is the highest level abstraction of the crate and the API expected to be used by most of the people.


extern crate libc;
extern crate signal_hook;

use std::io::Error;

use signal_hook::consts::signal::*;
use signal_hook::iterator::Signals;

fn main() -> Result<(), Error> {
    let mut signals = Signals::new(&[
    'outer: loop {
        // Pick up signals that arrived since last time
        for signal in signals.pending() {
            match signal as libc::c_int {
                SIGHUP => {
                    // Reload configuration
                    // Reopen the log file
                SIGTERM | SIGINT | SIGQUIT => {
                    break 'outer;
                _ => unreachable!(),
        // Do some bit of work ‒ something with upper limit on waiting, so we don't block
        // forever with a SIGTERM already waiting.
    println!("Terminating. Bye bye");


pub use self::backend::Handle;
pub use self::backend::Pending;


A backend module for implementing the iterator like iterator module and the asynchronous adapter crates.

An abstraction over exfiltrating information out of signal handlers.


An infinit iterator of arriving signals.

The main structure of the module, representing interest in some signals.

Type Definitions

A type alias for an iterator returning just the signal numbers.