BOSSKILL(8)                                           BOSSKILL(8)

       bosskill  -  send a signal to your boss, or terminate your

       bosskill [ -signal ] <bossname>

       bosskill sends the TERM (terminate, 15) signal to the boss
       with  the  specified bossname.  If a signal name or number
       preceded by `-' is given as the first argument, that  sig­
       nal  is sent instead of terminate. The killed boss must be
       in the system administrator's supervisory chain.

       The following is a list of all signals with  names  as  in
       the include file <signal.h>:

       SIGHUP    1     hangup. Forces bossname to re-read his/her
                      job description and figure out that  he/she
                      knows squat about sysadmin work or life, in

       SIGINT    2     interrupt.  Prevents  the  bossname   from
                      interrupting the sysadmin for one hour.

       SIGQUIT   3     quit.  Causes the boss to quit his/her job
                      with no explanation.

       SIGILL    4    illegal instruction. Makes the boss believe
                      the  last instruction he/she gave was ille­
                      gal, so he/she withdraws it.

       SIGTRAP   5    trace trap. Display the exact  location  of
                      the boss.

       SIGABRT   6    abort. Makes the boss go home and try again

       SIGKILL   9    kill. Game over.

       SIGBUS    10   bus error. Boss's transportation  fails  on
                      the way to work.

       SIGSEGV   11     segmentation   violation.  Boss  realizes
                      he/she is trying to do something for  which
                      he/she is not quailified and stops.

       SIGSYS    12   bad argument. Boss loses.

       SIGPIPE   13    smoke  pipe. Boss samples some green leafy
                      substance and mellows out.

       SIGALRM   14   alarm. Boss is  startled  and  falls  over.
                      Best  used  when  boss  is  walking next to
                      his/her boss.

       SIGTERM   15   termination signal. Boss is fired.

       Sending a SIGABRT to a boss  that  is  already  home  will
       cause  him/her to walk aimlessly in circles for two hours.

       Written by Eric L. Pederson <>.

                        27 September 1995             BOSSKILL(8)

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