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Signals in Linux

May 12, 2011, 07:04 (2 Talkback[s])

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"A signal is an event sent by the kernel to a running program.

"The signals can arrive at any time and software can choose what to do when it arrives: it can decide to ignore it or may decide to execute a signal handler and continue with what he did.

"There are 31 different signals, and you can see them with:

" kill -l"

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