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
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
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 <email@example.com>.
27 September 1995 BOSSKILL(8)
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