[Haskell-cafe] [darcs-users] Darcs failure

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Fri Dec 24 22:08:35 CET 2010

On 24/12/2010 09:58 AM, Miles Gould wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> Others have probably told you this,

Actually no...

> but you should look into the pkill
> command, which allows you to kill processes (including sending signals
> other than SIGTERM) by name. It's installed by default on Ubuntu.

Mmm, OK. Thanks for the tip.

Gotta love the way that this is THE MOST COMMON USE CASE for kill, and 
yet kill itself doesn't support doing this. But still, that's the Unix 
methodology; why have one application that does what you want when you 
could split it into a dozen smaller applications and force everybody yo 
reinvent the wheel every single time they need it?

PS. No, I'm not bitter. Not at all...

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