Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 891143
man dd has an error regarding kill
Last modified: 2013-01-03 23:10:21 EST
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man dd says that to see status of dd when it is running in background, execute this comand: kill -USR1 dd. In fact f17 needs you to use pkill instead of kill
Steps to Reproduce:
1.kill -USR1 dd returns an error
pkill does not
Could you please be more specific which error? This may give us better idea what part of OS is faulty here (I don't have F17 on my machine atm. and F17 coreutils dd compiled on RHEL-6 with RHEL-6 kill works just fine, so I'll need to install F17 VM).
Ever since it was first documented, the pid is used rather than the name:
I also confirmed that the latest Fedora 17 source doesn't change this.
I was confused and in error - please forgive the false alarm