conflict between man perlipc and man perlfunc !?

Discussion in 'Perl Misc' started by Jaap Karssenberg, Jan 9, 2004.

  1. While checking the syntax of the kill() function I noticed a difference
    between the perlipc and the perlfunc manual pages (both as shipped with
    perl 5.8.2). It regards the way to kill a process group.

    quoting perlipc (item "Signals"):
    # Sending a signal to a negative process ID means that you send the
    # signal to the entire Unix process-group.

    Also all examples in perlipc seem to advocate this as the default way to
    do this.

    quoting perlfunc (item "kill"):
    # Unlike in the shell, if SIGNAL is negative, it kills process groups
    # instead of processes. (On System V, a negative PROCESS number will
    # also kill process groups, but that's not portable.)

    Does this mean the things described in perlipc only work on SysV ? and
    if so how does this work on my linux box ? Has there bin a syntax change
    for the kill() function and is one of both pages not up2date ?
    Or is one of both pages plane wrong !??

    Please enlighten me

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    Jaap Karssenberg, Jan 9, 2004
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