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Kill parent process and ALL child processes (if any)

Kill parent process and ALL child processes (if any)

Kill parent process and ALL child processes (if any)

(OP)
Greetings Folks!

I have a script that kicks off multiple threads that I would like to make sure if say I do a cntrl-c (the script is force aborted) will not only kill the parent PID but any sub process?
any thoughts on how I can do this where the script knows its been terminated? I've been looking at links on signal traps but am not sure which way would be idea and clean. Any thoughts / suggestions?


thanks!

RE: Kill parent process and ALL child processes (if any)

(OP)
should have added.. I've read doing a kill -9 -1 ( if this would be the correct way to go?)
would do the trick but not sure how to incorporate this in the script using a proper signal

RE: Kill parent process and ALL child processes (if any)

If you have "pkill", I believe that can kill a process tree.

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