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NAME
       killpgrp - kill all processes in the same process group

SYNOPSIS
       killpgrp

DESCRIPTION
       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.

OPTIONS
       killpgrp takes no arguments.

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

SEE ALSO
       amanda(8)

AUTHOR
       Manpage written by Rodrigo Rubira Branco <rrbrancoATbr.com>



User Manuals                     May 16, 2006                      killpgrp(8)