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Re: pgrep and pkill

> I believe having a pkill/pgrep program which looks and feels like other
> operating systems' pkill/pgrep (such as solaris) is a good thing. zap,
> skill, ps|grep|awk|kill and friends do their job, but pkill/pgrep is
> easier to use.

For you, maybe. It's what you're used to (as you say a "good thing").
Maybe from Solaris pkill is easier. What about from HPUX or Linux?

> I think we should clean this up and consider importing it into the tree or
> perhaps provide it as a port first.

Port. When there are several clear alternatives (skill, zap, killall),
OpenBSD doesn't very often seem to pick one and import it, unless it's
Very Good.