KILL(1)                    Commands and Applications                   KILL(1)




NAME

       kill - terminate or signal a process


SYNOPSIS

       kill [-s signal_name] pid ...

       kill -l [exit_status]

       kill -signal_name pid ...

       kill -signal_number pid ...


DESCRIPTION

       The  kill  utility sends a signal to the processes specified by the pid
       operand(s).

       The options are as follows:

       -s signal_name
              A symbolic signal name specifying the signal to be sent  instead
              of the default TERM.

       -l [exit_status]
              If  no operand is given, list the signal names; otherwise, write
              the signal name corresponding to exit_status.

       -signal_name
              A symbolic signal name specifying the signal to be sent  instead
              of the default TERM.

       -signal_number
              A non-negative decimal integer, specifying the signal to be sent
              instead of the default TERM.

       See the kill(2) man page for information  on  pids  that  have  special
       meanings.

       Some of the more commonly used signals:
              1 HUP (hang up)
              2 INT (interrupt)
              3 QUIT (quit)
              6 ABRT (abort)
              9 KILL (non-catchable, non-ignorable kill)
              14 ALRM (alarm clock)
              15 TERM (software termination signal)
              30 USR1 (user defined signal 1)
              31 USR2 (user defined signal 2)

       kill  is  a  built-in  to  gsh(1); it allows job specifiers of the form
       ''%...'' as arguments so process id's are not as  often  used  as  kill
       arguments.


SEE ALSO

       gsh(1), ps(1), kill(2), signal(2)


STANDARDS

       The kill function is expected to be POSIX-2 compatible.


VERSION

       This manual page documents kill version 1.0.


ATTRIBUTIONS

       This  command was ported from FreeBSD source code for distribution with
       GNO/ME 2.0.6.



GNO                              January 1998                          KILL(1)

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