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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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fuser(1M), kill(1), ps(1), shutdown(1M), signal(5). STANDARDS CONFORMANCE

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