kill - send a signal to a process
function kill (pid, signum)
integer pid, signum
Pid must be the process id of one of the user's processes. Signum must be a valid signal number (see sigvec(2)). The returned value will
be 0 if successful; an error code otherwise.
SEE ALSO kill(2), sigvec(2), signal(3F), fork(3F), perror(3F)4.2 Berkeley Distribution May 15, 1985 KILL(3F)
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kill(1) General Commands Manual kill(1)Name
kill - send a signal to a process
kill [-sig] processid...
The command sends the TERM (terminate, 15) signal to the specified processes. If a signal name or number preceded by `-' is given as first
argument, that signal is sent instead of terminate. For further information, see
The terminate signal kills processes that do not catch the signal; `kill -9 ...' is a sure kill, as the KILL (9) signal cannot be caught.
By convention, if process number 0 is specified, all members in the process group (that is, processes resulting from the current login) are
signaled. This works only if you use and not if you use To kill a process it must either belong to you or you must be superuser.
The process number of an asynchronous process started with `&' is reported by the shell. Process numbers can also be found by using It
allows job specifiers ``%...'' so process ID's are not as often used as arguments. See for details.
Options-l Lists signal names. The signal names are listed by `kill -l', and are as given in /usr/include/signal.h, stripped of the common SIG
See Alsocsh(1), ps(1), kill(2), sigvec(2)kill(1)
ok, I configured inetd.conf so that the tftp string
is not commented out, but I cannot get the process to start.
I'm running Solaris 5.8 and need some help.
Cabletron said that it's process is 3485, i tried to kill it, it's the wrong process. I started inetd again and still can't kill it.
i... (15 Replies)
i have a script that read a file which contains process_id and time that he's
in and it lookes like this
i need to read every line in the file and get the time and if the process is greater then 0:30 to kill the process id
the script looks like... (17 Replies)
Dear Unix Gurus,
Here is my query.
If i start a script,it inturn calls many other scripts ..and most of them continue to run in parallel.
Suppose,if i want to stop my script for some reason,i need to kill -9 each of the processes running.It becomes clumsy if the sub processes r more.
... (15 Replies)
I am trying to kill a backend process i know i can type a simple command
kill -9 pid and my process will be killed.
But the task is that there are two commands in the script which run the backend process and when that script is runned then we cannot find the PID of the two commands ... (13 Replies)
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how can i achieve the same thru my process........
let my process is a.sh and it supposed to take 13 mins to complete, but due to some problem ,... (15 Replies)
i have one problem.
i run one script in backgroun.
and i want to kill that script with only script name.....
so what's the solution..
for your info
my script name is "testscript" n it contains "sleep 100"
thanks.... (16 Replies)
Can anyone explain?
I start my unix session on AIX, run tcsh move to a particular directory, let say: cd /test/bin and next i run a command like:
grep "test string" /test/bin/*
to look for the string in any files in the directory.
I am getting a response of Killed.
Why is that... (16 Replies)
I read a set of processes with:
ps -eaf|grep oracleTRLV
The result is:
oracle 23253 1 0 15:14:11 ? 0:00 oracleTRLV (LOCAL=NO)
oracle 23301 1 0 15:15:07 ? 0:00 oracleTRLV (LOCAL=NO)
oracle 22914 1 0 15:11:19 ? 0:00 oracleTRLV (LOCAL=NO)
How to I kill the "oracleTRLV" ones? Is there... (17 Replies)
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runmqtrm -m $ourManager -q $ourMQSYS.EVTINITQ 1>/dev/null 2>&1 &
In another function I kill that app using
kill -s SIGKILL $triggerMonitorPID... (15 Replies)
I'd like to set a cron job that runs a shell script every 30 minutes or so to restart a java based service if the memory gets above 80%. Any advice on how to do this?
Thanks in advance!
- Ryan (19 Replies)
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0 S root 28101 10844 0 50 20 ? 220 ?... (14 Replies)
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oracle 5964026 0,0 0,0 448 448 - A apr 21 0:00 aioserver
oracle ... (16 Replies)
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Note: I can also use nohup command to run... (14 Replies)