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Re: Best way to kill a child process

by zentara (Archbishop)
on Sep 21, 2011 at 10:26 UTC ( #927120=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Best way to kill a child process

You are probably running into the common problem where you are actually getting the $pid of the shell, from fork(), which is actually running your desired forked program. You need to kill the shell and all it's descendants. Try:

use Proc::Killfam; killfam 9, $pid;

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