Subject: pkg/10416: sysutils/skill requires truncated process names
To: None <>
From: Dan Winship <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/22/2000 10:33:10
>Number:         10416
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       sysutils/skill requires truncated process names
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Jun 22 10:34:00 PDT 2000
>Originator:     Dan Winship
>Release:        current
Helix Code, Inc
System: NetBSD 1.4X NetBSD 1.4X (MONKEY) #1: Thu Jun 1 10:59:26 EDT 2000 i386

The "skill" package allows you to kill processes by name. But the
interfaces it uses truncate process names to 16 characters, so if you
want to kill a process with a longer name than that, you have to
truncate it yourself as well. Eg:

> skill long-process-name
skill: no matching processes
> skill long-process-nam


Create local patches to make skill use a better process listing