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Quit applications from the command line
Authored by: Chris Biagini on Jun 25, '04 10:43:19AM

How does this compare to killall -HUP foo?

Genuinely curious :)



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Quit applications from the command line
Authored by: wgscott on Jun 25, '04 03:15:03PM

It quits it softly, like when you hit the quit menu option


Any idea how to get this to work remotely, where this is of real value? It used to work, but now it fails.



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Quit applications from the command line
Authored by: sjk on Jun 25, '04 10:14:28PM
Read this post on the DEVONtechnologies for an example of why killall (at least with a SIGTERM signal) isn't recommended for quitting DEVONthink; the AppleScript method is suggested instead so the database is . Need to find out whether using SIGHUP (or some other signal besides SIGTERM) with killall would be equivalent since it's more convenient.

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Quit applications from the command line
Authored by: chueewowee on Jan 26, '09 08:30:47PM

I didn't make an sh script after reading your advice, which works like a treat...my example was to quit MacBiff, which (very) occasionally freezes in the menubar, when the computer is overworked, and lots of communications wizzing aorund, downloads etc...mail testing..

You can't use have the 'forcequit gui' for MaBiff, and would have to find its pid in process, then quit, Your idea works in the flash of flash.
John P.



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