Provided by: pcp_3.1.0_i386
pmsignal - send a signal to one or more processes
$PCP_BINADM_DIR/pmsignal [-a|-l] [-n] [-s signal] [PID ...|name ...]
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 using PID or the
binary name (with -a option).
If a signal is not specified, then the TERM signal will be sent.
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.
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(4).
kill(1), killall(1), pcp.conf(4) and pcp.env(4).