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kill (1g)

Name

kill - send signals to processes, or list signals

Synopsis

kill [-s SIGNAL | -SIGNAL] PID...
kill -l [SIGNAL]...
kill -t [SIGNAL]...

Description

KILL(1)                          User Commands                         KILL(1)



NAME
       kill - send signals to processes, or list signals

SYNOPSIS
       kill [-s SIGNAL | -SIGNAL] PID...
       kill -l [SIGNAL]...
       kill -t [SIGNAL]...

DESCRIPTION
       Send signals to processes, or list signals.

       Mandatory  arguments  to  long  options are mandatory for short options
       too.

       -s, --signal=SIGNAL, -SIGNAL

              specify the name or number of the signal to be sent

       -l, --list
              list signal names, or convert signal names to/from numbers

       -t, --table
              print a table of signal information

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

       SIGNAL may be a signal name like 'HUP', or a signal number like '1', or
       the  exit  status of a process terminated by a signal.  PID is an inte-
       ger; if negative it identifies a process group.

       NOTE: your shell may have its own version of kill, which usually super-
       sedes  the  version described here.  Please refer to your shell's docu-
       mentation for details about the options it supports.

AUTHOR
       Written by Paul Eggert.

REPORTING BUGS
       GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report kill translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2017 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:  GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This  is  free  software:  you  are free to change and redistribute it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+--------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |  ATTRIBUTE VALUE   |
       +---------------+--------------------+
       |Availability   | file/gnu-coreutils |
       +---------------+--------------------+
       |Stability      | Uncommitted        |
       +---------------+--------------------+
SEE ALSO
       kill(2)

       Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/kill>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) kill invocation'



NOTES
       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source  was  downloaded  from   https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/coreutils/core-
       utils-8.27.tar.xz

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils.



GNU coreutils 8.27                March 2017                           KILL(1)