Sun Studio 12 Update 1: Debugging a Program With dbx

kill Command

The kill command sends a signal to a process. It is valid only in native mode.


kill -l

List all known signal numbers, names, and descriptions.


Kill the controlled process.

kill job ...

Send the SIGTERM signal to the listed jobs.

kill -signal job ...

Send the given signal to the listed jobs.


job may be a process ID or may be specified in any of the following ways:


Kill the current job.


Kill the previous job.


Kill job number number.


Kill the job that begins with string.


Kill the job that contains string.

signal is the name of a signal.