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Recover from a stuck unzip operation
Authored by: amrc0308 on Dec 22, '03 02:50:03PM
Ouch. I was always advised
 kill -9 
was for killing unresponsive shells. I myself would try
 kill -15 
to allow the app to terminate with grace. Then after that I would move on to the harsh kill it now.

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What is the hierarchy among the kill options?
Authored by: hamarkus on Dec 22, '03 06:08:16PM

Am I right that the kill command escalates in the following order:

15 / TERM
1 / HUP
2 / INT
3 / QUIT
6 / ABRT
9 / KILL

But to what corresponds a simple kill command without any options?



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What is the hierarchy among the kill options?
Authored by: stetner on Dec 22, '03 06:24:07PM

read the man page:

-signal_name
A symbolic signal name specifying the signal to be sent instead
of the default TERM.



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Thanks!
Authored by: hamarkus on Dec 23, '03 07:18:24AM

Thanks, I had looked at man page, but obviously not carefully enough.



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