On Wednesday 12 October 2016 08:40:12 Greg Wooledge wrote: > And stop using -9 (SIGKILL). Forever. Pretend it never existed.
That's a bit harsh. The tool exists for a good reason :-) "Unix was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things." Doug Gwyn, in Introducing Regular Expressions (2012) by Michael Fitzgerald And for the curious, here is why kill -9 should only be used as a last resort when everything else failed: http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/8916/when-should-i-not-kill-9-a-process Frederic