Linux Command Directory
This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.
Click on any of the 687 commands below to get a description and list of available options. All links in the command summaries point to the online version of the book on Safari Bookshelf.
skill [signal] [options] processes snice [priority] [options] processes
Send a signal to processes, or reset the priority. The default signal for skill is TERM, and the default priority for snice is +4 but can be in the range +20 (slowest) to -20 (fastest). The selection options -c, -p, -t, and -u are not required, but can be specified to insure that processes are interpreted correctly.
The next argument is a command.
Use interactive mode.
List available signals.
Display the process ID, but take no other action.
The next argument is a process ID.
The next argument is a tty or pty.
The next argument is a username.
Show version information and exit.