Subject: /var/run/ (was Re: newsyslog)
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/12/2000 15:54:03
On Wed, 12 Jul 2000, Andrew Brown wrote:

# but i feel that
#    alias hup 'kill -HUP `head -1 /var/run/\!$.pid`'
# would be better, since some things (sendmail, others?) store more than
# just a pid in there.  unless, of course, i'm simply expected to ignore
# the errors that kill gives me from that.

I'm curious as to why sendmail doesn't write it out in the format

That way you could do

eval kill `cat /var/run/`

and it would effectively do a restart.

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