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Re: how to kill windows process from bash shell?

Ugh.  Top-posting.  Reformatted.

On Tue, 10 May 2005, John R Larsen wrote:

> On 10 May 2005 at 18:18, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> Date sent:      	Tue, 10 May 2005 18:18:49 -0400
> From:           	Christopher Faylor <cgf-no-personal-reply-please@XXXXXX.XXX>
> To:             	cygwin@XXXXXX.XXX
> Subject:        	Re: how to kill windows process from bash shell?
> Send reply to:  	cygwin@XXXXXX.XXX


> > On Tue, May 10, 2005 at 03:07:40PM -0700, David Fong wrote:
> > >or when I type
> > >$ kill -f 3412
> > >bash: kill: f: invalid signal specification
> > >[snip]
> > >I only want to kill the hanging windows process.
> >
> > You need to run the program "/bin/kill" rather than the bash
> > builtin "kill": /bin/kill -f 3412
> In my installation the path is "/usr/bin/kill"  Do a "which kill" to
> find the path.

Bash builtins take precedence over commands in the PATH.  So do aliases
and shell functions, for that matter.  "which" doesn't know about either
one of those.  Use bash's "type" for more accurate information (i.e.,
"type kill").

And, as CGF mentioned, /bin and /usr/bin should be the same directory on
proper Cygwin installations.
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