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    Oct 2016

    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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    Riviera Beach, Maryland, USA

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