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BOSSKILL(8)		    System Manager's Manual		   BOSSKILL(8)

       bosskill	- send a signal	to your	boss, or terminate your	boss

       bosskill	[ -signal ] _bossname_

       bosskill	 sends	the  TERM  (terminate, 15) signal to the boss with the
       specified bossname.  If a signal	name or	 number	 preceded  by  `-'  is
       given  as the first argument, that signal is sent instead of terminate.
       The killed boss must  be	 in  the  system  administrator's  supervisory

       The  following  is  a  list of all signals with names as	in the include
       file <signal.h>:

       SIGHUP	 1    hangup. Forces bossname to re-read his/her job  descrip-
		      tion and figure out that he/she knows squat about	sysad-
		      min work or life,	in general.

       SIGINT	 2    interrupt. Prevents the bossname from  interrupting  the
		      sysadmin for one hour.

       SIGQUIT	 3    quit. Causes the boss to quit his/her job	with no	expla-

       SIGILL	 4    illegal instruction. Makes the boss believe the last in-
		      struction	 he/she	 gave was illegal, so he/she withdraws

       SIGTRAP	 5    trace trap. Display the exact location of	the boss.

       SIGABRT	 6    abort. Makes the boss go home and	try again tomorrow.

       SIGKILL	 9    kill. Game over.

       SIGBUS	 10   bus error. Boss's	transportation fails  on  the  way  to

       SIGSEGV	 11    segmentation  violation.	Boss realizes he/she is	trying
		      to do something for which	he/she is not  quailified  and

       SIGSYS	 12   bad argument. Boss loses.

       SIGPIPE	 13    smoke pipe. Boss	samples	some green leafy substance and
		      mellows out.

       SIGALRM	 14   alarm. Boss is startled and falls	over. Best  used  when
		      boss is walking next to his/her boss.

       SIGTERM	 15   termination signal. Boss is fired.

       Sending	a SIGABRT to a boss that is already home will cause him/her to
       walk aimlessly in circles for two hours.

       Written by Eric L. Pederson <>.

			       27 September 1995		   BOSSKILL(8)


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