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NAME

       bosskill - send a signal to your boss, or terminate your boss

SYNOPSIS

       bosskill [ -signal ] <bossname>

DESCRIPTION

       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 <signal.h>:

       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.

BUGS

       Sending  a SIGABRT to a boss that is already home will cause him/her to
       walk aimlessly in circles for two hours.

HISTORY

       Written by Eric L. Pederson <eric@bofh.org.uk>.

                               27 September 1995                   BOSSKILL(8)