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Re^4: ppk

by jplindstrom (Monsignor)
on Apr 19, 2005 at 18:15 UTC ( #449368=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: ppk
in thread ppk

Ok. Let me rephrase my question:

Why?

(I'm trying to acquire deep technical knowledge here, not cargo cult ;)

/J

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Re^5: ppk
by kelan (Deacon) on Apr 20, 2005 at 15:15 UTC

    merlyn may have a different answer, but you should generally try to tell the process to exit nicely first, because it can catch those signals and potentially do useful things on the way out. Processes are not supposed to be able to catch SIGKILL, but are just immediately terminated without the opportunity do to anything else.

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