[TUHS] Origin of 'kill -9'?

Dan Cross crossd at gmail.com
Wed Nov 15 05:03:13 AEST 2017

I am somewhat embarrassed to admit that this just occurred to me. Is the
reason that SIGKILL has the numeric value 9 because cats are reported to
have nine lives? Clearly the connection between 'cat' and 'kill -9' would
make for a irreverent but harmless inside joke if so....

        - Dan C.
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