The BOSSKILL manual page.
Written by Eric L. Pederson < firstname.lastname@example.org >
- bosskill - send a signal to your boss, or terminate your boss
- bosskill [ -signal ] <bossname>
- bosskill sends the TERM (terminate, 15) signal to the boss
with the specified bossname. If a signal name or number preceded
by `-' is given as the first argument, that signal is
sent instead of terminate. The killed boss must be in the
system administrator's supervisory chain.
The following is a list of all signals with names as in the
include file :
|SIGHUP||1||hangup. Forces bossname to re-read
his/her job description and figure out that he/she
knows squat about sysadmin work or life, in general.
|SIGINT||2||interrupt. Prevents the bossname
from interrupting the sysadmin for one hour.
|SIGQUIT||3||quit. Causes the boss to quit his/her
job with no explanation.
|SIGILL||4||illegal instruction. Makes the boss believe
the last instruction he/she gave was illegal, so he/she withdraws it.
|SIGTRAP||5||trace trap. Display the exact location
of the boss.
|SIGABRT||6||abort. Makes the boss go home and
try again tomorrow.
|SIGKILL||9||kill. Game over.
|SIGBUS||10||bus error. Boss's transportation
fails on the way to work.
|SIGSEGV||11||segmentation violation. Boss realizes
he/she is trying to do something for which he/she is not quailified and stops.
|SIGSYS||12||bad argument. Boss loses.
|SIGPIPE||13||smoke pipe. Boss samples some
green leafy substance and mellows out.
|SIGALRM||14||alarm. Boss is startled and falls over.
Best used when boss is walking next to his/her boss.
|SIGTERM||15||termination signal. Boss is fired.
- Sending a SIGABRT to a boss that is already home will cause
him/her to walk aimlessly in circles for two hours.
- Written by Eric L. Pederson <email@example.com>
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