[nSLUG] Linux Certifications
nslug at fop.ns.ca
Wed Apr 14 19:45:00 ADT 2010
On Wed, 14 Apr 2010, Daniel Morrison wrote:
> I don't know about that. I've been a paid sysadmin for 15+ years, but
> I haven't a clue what killall does. Why not? I never use it, because I
> don't trust it.
By saying that you would rate a pass on the question in our environment,
and we would probably stop the test right there and go into pure interview
mode. It's not just knowledge, it's a matter of picking out someone with
the right attitude as well. I don't know of a cert that can do that.
> killall sends a signal to all processes running any of the specified
> (how is this different from pkill?)
> killall is used by shutdown(1M) to kill all active processes not
> directly related to the shutdown procedure.
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