killpgrp man page

killpgrp — kill all processes in the same process group


Kills all processes in its process group when a process group leader is killed.

This program needs to be called by the client uid defined in amanda, and is used to kill VDUMP, VXDUMP, and XFSDUMP in a safe manner. It is called by sendsize, the amanda client software.

killpgrp send a SIGTERM to all processes in its process group. If a process in the group does not exit after three seconds and does not answer, killpgp will send a SIGKILL.


killpgrp takes no arguments.


killpgrp needs to be setuid root unless amanda is compiled with DONT_SUID_ROOT.

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May 16, 2006 User Manuals User Manuals