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Re: Killing Processes

From: Thomas F(dot)O'Connell <tfo(at)sitening(dot)com>
To: Michael Fuhr <mike(at)fuhr(dot)org>
Cc: PGSQL Admin <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>,Ken Reid <Ken(at)homegain(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Killing Processes
Date: 2005-04-23 16:33:55
Message-ID: cbf589c2fd04e34b3b01281c64a0d6fa@sitening.com (view raw or flat)
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Oops. That's right. I was relying on memory, which is less reliable 
than man. Fortunately, I always consult man before killing... :P

-tfo

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On Apr 23, 2005, at 11:16 AM, Michael Fuhr wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 23, 2005 at 10:58:46AM -0500, Thomas F.O'Connell wrote:
>>
>> It is generally not recommended that you kill processes with anything
>> stronger than HUP, which is (I believe) what kill sends by default.
>
> kill usually sends TERM by default, not HUP.
>
> (I say "usually" only because I haven't personally examined every
> implementation of kill in existence.  Every one I've used sends
> TERM by default and I haven't heard of any that work otherwise.)

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