previously on this list Adam Thompson contributed: > The flip side is that correct usage of pkill in the face of proctitle > alterations is far from obvious.
It's never been a problem for me and I thought avoiding pid files was going against the grain. Glad I was doing it right after all. If you can you use the commandline and especially have root acces then this should be very easy. If not, you will simply configure and reboot. Lets hope this doesn't become a problem with the take-up of cgroups and monstrous sized /sbin/init or the rediculously placed /usr/lib/systemd/systemd to cater/replace needlessly monstrously sized linux initscripts. It would be really annoying if ps output became needlessly dynamic but I guess any packages that decides to do that probably won't be worth running anyway. reflecting back on that tiny sentence it seems quite astonishing how much dumb stuff *some* linux devs have managed to strive for in recent years. -- _______________________________________________________________________ 'Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a universal interface' (Doug McIlroy) In Other Words - Don't design like polkit or systemd I have no idea why RTFM is used so aggressively on LINUX mailing lists because whilst 'apropos' is traditionally the most powerful command on Unix-like systems it's 'modern' replacement 'apropos' on Linux is a tool to help psychopaths learn to control their anger. (Kevin Chadwick) _______________________________________________________________________