Subject: Re: /var/run/sendmail.pid (was Re: newsyslog)
To: Greywolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Brown <email@example.com>
Date: 07/12/2000 19:28:25
># 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/sendmail.pid`
>and it would effectively do a restart.
it would...but it would still be different from the other daemons.
sendmail has (i presume) the difficulty that it can't effectively
erase loaded configuration and load a new one, which is why it execs
itself with the previously used arg list when you hup it.
on the other hand...that certainly is easier. :)
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