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Re: kill

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: kill
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2001 09:01:06 +0200
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Marcus Brinkmann <address@hidden> wrote:
> we don't have a kill binary in the Hurd, but we need one (for example to be
> used as "sudo kill" etc), the shell builtin is not good enough.

Have you considered the one in the procps package?

  $ dpkg --search /bin/kill
  procps: /bin/kill

What about this?

  $ sudo bash -c 'kill ...'

> We would like this to be part of shellutils.  My questions are, would you be
> willing to include a kill utility?
> Would you be willing to write one?  If
> not, me or Neal can certainly provide you with a GNU clean implementation.
> A simple approach is to just have a small wrapper script for the shell
> builtin.  Would you prefer this over a C implementation, or the other way
> round?

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