killpgrp

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Updated: May 16, 2006
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NAME

killpgrp - kill all processes in the same process group  

SYNOPSIS

killpgrp
 

DESCRIPTION

Kills all processes in its process group when a process group leader is killed.

This program needs to be called by the client uid defined in amanda, and is used to kill VDUMP, VXDUMP, and XFSDUMP in a safe manner. It is called by sendsize, the amanda client software.

killpgrp send a SIGTERM to all processes in its process group. If a process in the group does not exit after three seconds and does not answer, killpgp will send a SIGKILL.  

OPTIONS

killpgrp takes no arguments.  

SECURITY

killpgrp needs to be setuid root unless amanda is compiled with DONT_SUID_ROOT.  

SEE ALSO

amanda(8)  

AUTHOR

Manpage written by Rodrigo Rubira Branco <[email protected]>


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
SECURITY
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR

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