Finding PID of Killing process

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Operating Systems Solaris Finding PID of Killing process
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Old 08-28-2009
why not have the killer process record its PID before it goes?

like ...

(lines 3 and 4 are optional but i would add them if i were doing this script myself just because i'm too lazy to check)


echo "KPID=$$\n on $(date)" > /tmp/$$

kill -9 some_process

# KPID=$(grep KPID /tmp/$$ | awk -F"=" '{print $2}')

# mailx -s "some_process killed by $KPID" < /tmp/$$

exit 0

i know you could do better code than that so i leave you to it ...
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kill(1) 						      General Commands Manual							   kill(1)

       kill - send a signal to a process

       kill [-sig] processid...
       kill -l

       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.

       -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 Also
       csh(1), ps(1), kill(2), sigvec(2)


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