how to cntl^c in a script

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Old 01-10-2002
how to cntl^c in a script

can anyone please let me know how I can terminate a command Ex:"truss filename.truss.txt -p pid" after letting it run for 2sec in a korn shell script.In other words how can we emulate cntl^c in a script??
# 2  
Old 01-10-2002
Assuming you executed the truss command in
background in the script, you can try...

truss ... &
sleep 120
kill -2 $TRUSSPID

...basically, send SIGINT to the PID of the
truss process. Note however, I have not tested
# 3  
Old 01-11-2002
Thanks a lot for you prompt response..
I am not executing this command in the background.

Can I do the following??

mycomm='truss filename.truss.txt -p pid'
sleep 2
kill -2 $mycomm

By the way,Is kill -2 equivalent to cntl^c on keyboard??

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Old 01-11-2002
You can not do what you've typed to achieve what you want, as they will be executed in a sequence, not parallelly. Try this i


(sleep 2; kill -2 `ps | awk '{print $6" "$1'} | grep "^truss" | awk '{print $2}'`) | truss filename.truss.txt -p pid

Yes, kill -2 is the same as [CTRL+C] on the keyboard.
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