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Re: Errors on Solaris

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: Errors on Solaris
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 21:20:01 -0700
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John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 04:58:04PM -0700, Ben Pfaff wrote:
>      If it comes down to that, it would be much better, in my opinion,
>      to compile a small C program to do this, e.g.
>      #include <signal.h>
>      int main(void) 
>      {
>          kill(getppid(), SIGTERM);
>      }
> That would kill the wrong process. It would send a signal to the shell
> from which the program is run; not the parent of that shell.

If invoked in the most ordinary way, yes, but you could use the
shell "exec" command to replace the shell by the C program.
Ben Pfaff

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