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Old 12-07-2009, 05:32 AM   #1
vinaytp
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kill command


Hi all...

Is it possible to kill any process in linux with just kill command without any options like -15 or -9...

I mean

Code:
kill PID
I know below commands work just fine
Code:
kill -15 PID  # is for gracefull kill
kill -9 PID # is for forcefull kill

Thanks in advance...
 
Old 12-07-2009, 05:37 AM   #2
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Kill basically send signal to process, by specifying argument you specify type of signal you want to send to running process.

Thanks
 
Old 12-07-2009, 09:29 AM   #3
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I usually only use the form
# kill <PID>
so it certainly works without any options.
 
Old 12-07-2009, 11:01 PM   #4
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Remember that
'The default signal for kill is TERM'

So it request to terminate the process. For detail see man kill

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