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BOSSKILL(8)									      BOSSKILL(8)

NAME
       bosskill - send a signal to your boss, or terminate your boss

SYNOPSIS
       bosskill [ -signal ] <bossname>

DESCRIPTION
       bosskill  sends	the  TERM (terminate, 15) signal to the boss with the specified bossname.
       If a signal name or number preceded by `-' is given as the first argument, that signal  is
       sent  instead of terminate. The killed boss must be in the system administrator's supervi-
       sory chain.

       The following is a list of all signals with names as in the include file <signal.h>:

       SIGHUP	 1    hangup. Forces bossname to re-read his/her job description and  figure  out
		      that he/she knows squat about sysadmin work or life, in general.

       SIGINT	 2     interrupt.  Prevents  the  bossname from interrupting the sysadmin for one
		      hour.

       SIGQUIT	 3    quit. Causes the boss to quit his/her job with no explanation.

       SIGILL	 4    illegal instruction. Makes the boss believe  the	last  instruction  he/she
		      gave was illegal, so he/she withdraws it.

       SIGTRAP	 5    trace trap. Display the exact location of the boss.

       SIGABRT	 6    abort. Makes the boss go home and try again tomorrow.

       SIGKILL	 9    kill. Game over.

       SIGBUS	 10   bus error. Boss's transportation fails on the way to work.

       SIGSEGV	 11    segmentation violation. Boss realizes he/she is trying to do something for
		      which he/she is not quailified and stops.

       SIGSYS	 12   bad argument. Boss loses.

       SIGPIPE	 13   smoke pipe. Boss samples some green leafy substance and mellows out.

       SIGALRM	 14   alarm. Boss is startled and falls over. Best used when boss is walking next
		      to his/her boss.

       SIGTERM	 15   termination signal. Boss is fired.

BUGS
       Sending	a  SIGABRT to a boss that is already home will cause him/her to walk aimlessly in
       circles for two hours.

HISTORY
       Written by Eric L. Pederson <eric@bofh.org.uk>.

					27 September 1995			      BOSSKILL(8)
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