Re: Question about kill(1)
* Bob Proulx [Thu, 07 Jul 2005 21:24:07 -0600]:
> > * why the different implementations?
> It is there for BSD job control functionality. That way you can say
> 'kill %1' and kill the background jobs by job control number. The
> standalone version does not know about the shell's list of jobs.
I also have heard (but I'm not sure how often does this happen, if at
all) that it is usefult to have it as a built-in when your system is
in a state when it can't create more processes.
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