bugfindutils - Bugs: bug #64741, Graceful stop of xargs


bug #64741: Graceful stop of xargs

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Tue 03 Oct 2023 04:36:19 PM UTC
Category:  xargs Severity:  2 - Minor
Item Group:  None Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
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Tue 03 Oct 2023 04:36:19 PM UTC, original submission:  

At this time there is no way to gracefully stop xargs.
If I kill main process all current running jobs will be killed too.
The most graceful way I know is to decrease maxprocs to 1, wait for this one new process to start and then kill xargs.

Am I missing something?
If no - I suggest to allow to decrease maxprocs to 0 (or use any other signal) to tell xargs it needs to stop after batch will be done.



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    2024-05-19 jay Severity3 - Normal 2 - Minor

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