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    exit() system call verses process signals

    Hello and thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer me

    I've been reading up on process signal calls (sighup, sigint, sigkill & sigterm) and I understand they all have different methods of terminating a running process. From what I've also read is a exit() actually terminates a process.

    I'm curious to understand the process Linux goes about to terminating a process with exit() after a process signal has been issued. I've searched google but haven't seen anything that steps thru this. Could someone give me a quick & dirty explanation of this?

    Much thanks!

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