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Oracle® Developer Studio 12.5: Debugging a Program with dbx

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Updated: June 2016

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 [signal]job ...

Send the SIGTERM signal to the listed jobs.

If the –signal option is specified, send the given signal to the listed jobs.


job can be a process ID or can 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.