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Re: Killing Processes

From: Michael Fuhr <mike(at)fuhr(dot)org>
To: "Thomas F(dot)O'Connell" <tfo(at)sitening(dot)com>
Cc: Ken Reid <Ken(at)homegain(dot)com>,PGSQL Admin <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Killing Processes
Date: 2005-04-23 16:16:41
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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.)

Michael Fuhr

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