[SM-Grimoire-Bugs] [Bug 13428] coreutils and util-linux both install /bin/kill and its man page

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Mon Feb 12 10:30:00 EST 2007


http://bugs.sourcemage.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13428


eekee57 at fastmail.fm changed:

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             Status|NEW                         |ASSIGNED




------- Additional Comments From eekee57 at fastmail.fm  2007-02-12 09:29 -------
A summary of the differences between the 2 kills:

util-linux kill has:
-p option to print pid only,
-a option to (attempt to) signal to other users' processes,
A decent man page.

coreutils kill has:
long options,
-t providing similar info to -l (exact difference unknown),
A badly written info page (rambling text instead of concise usage data),
The info page does provide a list of signals & what they do, but this
information is available in signal(7) anyway.

On the whole I'd much prefer the kill from util-linux, and recomend this to be
the only option.

Patch to follow.

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