Subject: Re: killall(1) ?
To: Andy Doran <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 11/22/1999 15:38:52
Andy Doran wrote:
> In short, a killall(1) that selects processes by name or tty, written in C
> with a BSD license.
> It shares some code with kill(1). In fact, it'd be ridiculously easy to
> combine the two and make the extra functionality a couple of command line
> options. The binary size jumps quite a bit though (staticly linked against
> libkvm).

That sounds great and this should surely appear in tree!

However, I think making them separate programs makes more sense -
killall is a handy tool which is not essential during system startup
or in single-user, so it should go in /usr/bin/ and doesn't need
to be linked statically at all.

I'd argue that /bin/kill isn't needed as well, as shells emulate
it anyway :)))

Jaromir Dolecek <>
@@@@  Wanna a real operating system ? Go and get NetBSD, damn it!  @@@@