skill, snice - send a signal or report process status
skill [signal to send] [options] process selection criteria snice [new priority] [options] process selection criteria
The default signal for skill is TERM. Use -l or -L to list available signals. Particularly useful signals include HUP, INT, KILL, STOP, CONT, and 0. Alternate signals may be specified in three ways: -9 -SIGKILL -KILL.
The default priority for snice is +4. (snice +4 ...) Priority numbers range from +20 (slowest) to -20 (fastest). Negative priority numbers are restricted to administrative users.
-f fast mode This is not currently useful.
-i interactive use You will be asked to approve each
-v verbose output Display information about selected processes.
-w warnings enabled This is not currently useful. -n no action This only displays the process ID. -V show version Displays version of program.
Selection criteria can be: terminal, user, pid, command. The options below may be used to ensure correct interpretation. Do not blame Albert for this interesting interface.
The signals listed below may be available for use with skill. When known, numbers and default behavior are shown.
Name Num Action Description
killall(1) pkill(1) kill(1) renice(1) nice(1) signal(7) kill(2)
No standards apply.
Albert Cahalan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote skill and snice in 1999 as a replacement for a non-free version, and is the current maintainer of the procps collection. Please send bug reports to <email@example.com>.
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