Subject: Re: =?iso-8859-1?Q?bin=2F6553:_kill_doesn=B4t_know_-s_option?=
To: None <>
From: Geoff Wing <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/11/1998 12:08:41
Andrew Brown wrote about Re: bin/6553: kill doesn´t know -s option:
:>> 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.
:i meant the shells that ship with netbsd. many other
:ways of doing it are there?  i can't imagine there are that many
:differing ways of implementing kill.

             kill -s SIGNAM      kill -SIGNAM
             --------------      ------------
/bin/kill    yes                 yes
sh           (no builtin)        (no builtin)
csh          yes                 yes
tcsh         no                  yes
bash         yes                 yes
zsh          yes                 yes
rc (plan9)   ?                   ?

Out of the more commonly used shells, tcsh is the only one the doesn't
support ``kill -s SIGNAM''.  That's for the tcsh author/s to change - if
they desire to support it.
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