Subject: Re: =?iso-8859-1?Q?bin=2F6553:_kill_doesn=B4t_know_-s_option?=
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/09/1998 18:29:35
On Wed, 9 Dec 1998, Andrew Brown wrote:

> >> Looks fine to me.  Many shells have a builtin version of kill.  When
> >> you ran kill did you run ``kill'' or ``/bin/kill'' (or some other syntax
> >> which will definitely use the program for which the manual page refers)
> >> I suspect the former.
> >
> >	It might be worth updating csh to accept -s in its kill builtin, 
> >	and its certainly worth updating the kill manpage to note that
> >	other shell's builtin kills may have a slightly different syntax.
> and it might also be worth while (although perhaps a little hackish)
> to modify /bin/kill to match the way the shell builtins

	Which shell builtins? The shells that ship with NetBSD, or the
	arbitrary shells users can install? As it happens I believe the
	only inconsistency is that /bin/kill additionally supports -s,
	while {,t}csh's builtin does not.


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