kill command on Debian

On November 19, 2008, in debian, linux tips, tricks, ubuntu, by Dipin Krishna

In technical terms, kill simply sends a signal. By default it sends a signal which requests termination (TERM, or signal 15); but you can also specify a signal, and signal 9 (KILL) is the signal which forces termination. The command name kill is not necessarily appropriate to the signal sent; for example, sending the TSTP […]