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.TH killpgrp 8 "May 16, 2006" "User Manuals" "User Manuals"
.SH NAME
killpgrp \- kill all processes in the same process group
.SH SYNOPSIS
.nf
.fam C
\fBkillpgrp\fP
.fam T
.fi
.SH DESCRIPTION
Kills all processes in its process group when a process group leader is killed.
.PP
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.
.PP
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.
.SH OPTIONS
\fBkillpgrp\fP takes no arguments.
.SH SECURITY
\fBkillpgrp\fP needs to be setuid root unless amanda is compiled with DONT_SUID_ROOT.
.SH SEE ALSO
\fBamanda\fP(8)
.SH AUTHOR
Manpage written by Rodrigo Rubira Branco <rrbranco@br.ibm.com>