[Techtalk] sighup, kill -9, sigkill, and all those related things

Alex Smith alex at alexsmith.org
Fri Apr 14 17:29:19 EST 2006

Carla Schroder wrote:
> hey all,
> Is there a reference written in actual English that explains the kill command? 
> 'man kill' is rather too terse to be useful to a noob.  I want to know what 
> all the options mean, and when to use them. All these years of seeing 
> mysterious references like "send a SIGHUP", well, it's time to learn what the 
> silly things mean.
> thankee!


Although not specifically about the different types, it does have a
little information, and might be worth looking at.

Alex Smith
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