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Re: How can I stop a script running as "deamon" from rc.d?

On 26.12.2010 17:19, IT geek 31 wrote:
> How about "pkill *keepalive*" ?


- always risk name collision, and this is especially bad as rc scripts
are run as root. You can end up killing programs you didn't want to, or
that you did not start through rc(8)

- you will not necessarily signal processes in the right order. This may
be acceptable for keepalive, but for other applications (think: postfix,
apache/httpd, pgsql, ...), this is potentially a bad move.

Jean-Yves Migeon

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