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NAME

       pmsignal - send a signal to one or more processes

SYNOPSIS

       $PCP_BINADM_DIR/pmsignal [-alnp] [-s signal] [PID ...|name ...]

DESCRIPTION

       pmsignal  provides a cross-platform event signalling mechanism for use with tools from the
       Performance Co-Pilot toolkit.  It can be used to send a  named  signal  (only  HUP,  USR1,
       TERM, and KILL are accepted) to one or more processes.

       The  processes  are  specified  directly  using  PIDs or as program names (with either the
       -a/--all or -p/--program options).  In the all case, the set of all running  processes  is
       searched  for  a  basename(1) match on name.  In the program case, process identifiers are
       extracted from files in the $PCP_RUN_DIR  directrory  where  file  names  are  matched  on
       name.pid.

       The  -n/--dry-run  option  reports  the  list  of process identifiers that would have been
       signalled, but no signals are actually sent.

       If a signal is not specified, then the TERM signal will be sent.  The  list  of  supported
       signals is reported when using the -l/--list option.

       On  Linux and UNIX platforms, pmsignal is a simple wrapper around the kill(1) command.  On
       Windows, the is no direct equivalent to this mechanism, and so an alternate mechanism  has
       been implemented - this is only honoured by PCP tools, however, not all Windows utilities.

PCP ENVIRONMENT

       Environment variables with the prefix PCP_ are used to parameterize the file and directory
       names used by PCP.  On each installation, the file /etc/pcp.conf contains the local values
       for  these  variables.   The  $PCP_CONF  variable  may  be  used to specify an alternative
       configuration file, as described in pcp.conf(5).

SEE ALSO

       basename(1), kill(1), killall(1), pcp.conf(5) and pcp.env(5).