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Old 07-08-2001
No zombies!

Is there a command that will automaticaly go through and kill all children when you try to kill the parent process.

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Old 07-09-2001
That is normally dependent on how the source code was written and how the children were forked in the code. If this was not hard-coded into the parent-child relationships in the source code; then you can write a simple shell script (recommend PERL) to do what you want.
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Old 07-09-2001
no zombies...

How would I go about writing the perl script. What I mean is that won't all the children become zombies once I kill the parent?
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Old 07-09-2001
Not necessarily. Killing a parent process does not automatically create zombied children. Having said that Smilie you could kill the children first and kill the parent last.
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