Bug 1656401 - Killall fails when -INT specified in capitals
Summary: Killall fails when -INT specified in capitals
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: psmisc
Version: 29
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jan Görig
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-12-05 12:32 UTC by Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty
Modified: 2019-11-27 20:15 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-11-27 20:15:01 UTC
Type: Bug

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Gitlab psmisc/psmisc#13 0 None None None 2018-12-05 12:32:40 UTC

Description Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty 2018-12-05 12:32:40 UTC
Description of problem:

When the -INT argument is specified in capitals, killall returns usage information rather than attempting to kill a process. Affects 28 and 29, don't know about Rawhide.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run "killall -INT foo"
2. Usage information is returned.
3. Run "killall -int foo"
4. "foo: no process found" is returned.

Actual results:

Usage text displayed.

Expected results:

Process is killed/not found.

Additional info:

This is fixed in version 23.2 of psmisc https://gitlab.com/psmisc/psmisc/issues/13

Comment 1 Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty 2018-12-05 12:35:02 UTC
NB: Title of the linked bug report is misleading, but I have downloaded and can comfirm that it works with 23.2.

Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2019-10-31 20:21:55 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 29 is nearing its end of life.
Fedora will stop maintaining and issuing updates for Fedora 29 on 2019-11-26.
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Comment 3 Ben Cotton 2019-11-27 20:15:01 UTC
Fedora 29 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2019-11-26. Fedora 29 is
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further
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