Subject: Re: Killing processes by name (svr4 lameness)
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: None <is@Beverly.Rhein.DE>
Date: 04/15/1996 10:35:11
Robert Evans (email@example.com) wrote:
: On Thu, 11 Apr 1996, John Kohl wrote:
: > However, that script seems excessively inefficient to me. It gets
: > passed to /bin/sh to interpret, which then runs as a subprocess
: > /bin/sh -c "kill $*"
: > I suppose we should file a bug with sun suggesting this instead:
: > #!/bin/sh
: > kill "$@"
: This is starting to stray from NetBSD fodder, but under Solaris 2.5 the
: script is actually thus:
: #ident "@(#)alias.sh 1.1 95/02/06 SMI"
: # Copyright (c) 1995 by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
: cmd=`basename $0`
: $cmd "$@"
I suggest using
exec $cmd "$@"
instead. No need to fork there, we'll exit the shell anyway.