Re: Killing specific pid, automaticaly

From: whytewolf (
Date: 03/31/04

Date: 31 Mar 2004 09:10:25 -0800

"MetaL" <> wrote in message news:<c493eg$que$>...
> Hi,
> I have this script,
> pppd call LINK
> route add default gw
> fetchnews
> and after the fetchnews command finishes i want to kill the pppd to
> terminate the conection (its a VPN client).
> How can i script this....???
> i had an idea like this one
> i need some way to memorise the pid of pppd
> and then use kill -2 <that pid> to terminate the conection
> but how can i get the pid every time?
> thanx

pppd call LINK &&
route add default gw &&
fetchnews &&
kill -2 `pidof pppd`

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