SKILL

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
GENERAL OPTIONS
PROCESS SELECTION OPTIONS
SIGNALS
EXAMPLES
SEE ALSO
STANDARDS
AUTHOR

NAME

skill, snice − report process status

SYNOPSIS

skill [signal to send] [options] process selection criteria
snice [new priority] [options] process selection criteria

DESCRIPTION

The default signal for skill is TERM. Use -l or -L to list available signals. Particularly useful signals include HUP, INT, KILL, STOP, CONT, and 0. Alternate signals may be specified in three ways: -9 -SIGKILL -KILL.

The default priority for snice is +4. (snice +4 ...) Priority numbers range from +20 (slowest) to -20 (fastest). Negative priority numbers are restricted to administrative users.

GENERAL OPTIONS

PROCESS SELECTION OPTIONS

Selection criteria can be: terminal, user, pid, command. The options below may be used to ensure correct interpretation.

SIGNALS

The signals listed below are available for use with skill. When known, numbers and default behavior are shown.

EXAMPLES

SEE ALSO

top(1) kill(1) renice(1) nice(1)

STANDARDS

No standards apply.

AUTHOR

Albert Cahalan <acahalan@cs.uml.edu> wrote skill and snice in 1999 as a replacement for a non-free version. Michael K. Johnson <johnsonm@redhat.com> is the current maintainer of the procps collection.

Please send bug reports to <procps-bugs@redhat.com>