Subject: Re: killall(1)
To: Andy Doran <>
From: Soren S. Jorvang <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/07/1999 02:35:32
On Thu, Oct 07, 1999 at 12:12:07AM +0100, Andy Doran wrote:
> I have a killall(1) command here (to NetBSD 'spec', written in C, doesn't
> use procfs) that signals processes not only by name but tty too. Given the
> usefulness and small size of the thing, would it be reasonable to include
> it in the base system?

I agree that such a program is a very useful thing.

I think the name 'killall' might be a bit dangerous, though.
On various systems, it has widly different meanings.

I use pkgsrc/sysutils/skill, myself. Can anyone think of a
common name other than killall that would fit in?