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       lxc-kill - Send a signal to the process 1 of the container.


       lxc-kill --name=NAME SIGNUM


       lxc-kill send the SIGNUM signal to the first process of the container.

       The SIGNUM is a numeric value, the signal name is not supported.

       If this command is used on an application container ran by lxc-execute,
       the lxc-init will receive the signal and will forward it to the process
       2  which  is the command specified in the command line. See lxc-execute
       (1).  Obviously the SIGKILL and SIGSTOP signals  are  not  able  to  be
       forwarded, (as per the signal(7) man page).


       These options are common to most of lxc commands.

       -?, -h, --help
              Print a longer usage message than normal.

              Give the usage message

       -q, --quiet
              mute on

       -o, --logfile=FILE
              Output to an alternate log FILE. The default is no log.

       -l, --logpriority=LEVEL
              Set  log  priority  to LEVEL. The default log priority is ERROR.
              Possible values are : FATAL, CRIT, WARN,  ERROR,  NOTICE,  INFO,

              Note  that this option is setting the priority of the events log
              in the alternate log file. It do not have effect  on  the  ERROR
              events log on stderr.

       -n, --name=NAME
              Use  container identifier NAME.  The container identifier format
              is an alphanumeric string.


       To send the signal 26 to the process pi1 running in container 123 :

             lxc-execute -n 123 -- pi1 -d 500000
             lxc-kill --name=123 26


       lxc(1), lxc-create(1), lxc-destroy(1), lxc-start(1), lxc-stop(1),  lxc-
       execute(1),  lxc-kill(1),  lxc-console(1), lxc-monitor(1), lxc-wait(1),
       lxc-cgroup(1), lxc-ls(1), lxc-ps(1), lxc-info(1),  lxc-freeze(1),  lxc-
       unfreeze(1), lxc.conf(5)


       Daniel Lezcano <>