killall -9 program-name does not work
olivares14031 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 30 03:15:00 UTC 2010
Dear fellow FreeBSD users,
I have a cron script that plays music in the morning when I arrive at work.
in ~/.xalarm I have two lines, one that calls xterm and one that calls
mplayer and plays a series of music files in a playlist
has the following
# min hour day-of-month month day-of-week command
# 0-59 0-23 1-31 1-12 0-6 0=sun 1=mon
00 07 * * 1-5 ~/.xalarm >/dev/null 2>&1
30 07 * * 1-5 killall -9 /usr/local/bin/mplayer >/dev/null 2>&1
/usr/local/bin/xterm -display :0 -bg black -fg white \\
echo "-e /usr/local/bin/mplayer -really-quiet -shuffle -playlist ~/.playlist
The music starts playing at 7:00 AM, but it does not stop at 7:30. I
have a similar setup at home and I did not notice, since I altered
root crontab to shutdown machine automatically at 6:00 am.
I check manually with top and see that mplayer runs and I try to kill
it from command line and I see that I am not the owner of that process
so nothing happens. I get the pid of the process and apply killall -9
pid but it does not do it either. How can I stop mplayer from playing
at 7:30 am?
should I edit ~/.xalarm and remove the xterm command since I have
xterm running before it calls out mplayer?
Thanks in Advance for suggestions/advice/comments in this matter.
New Grulla High School
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