Flags a process to end, and returns the termination code to its parent (if any).
Syntax: success = spKillProcess ( [ [action] ,] pid )
Parameters: action – The value 'DKP_PROCESSTREE' is used to kill a process and all its descendant processes. The process must be either the current process, or it must have been directly created by the current process using DosExecPgm with a value of 2 (EXEC_ASYNCRESULT) for execFlag. 'DKP_PROCESS' is used to kill any process. This is the default value. Aliases for 'DKP_PROCESSTREE': 'PROCESSTREE', 'TREE', 'T'. Aliases for 'DKP_PROCESS': 'PROCESS', 'P' pid – The process id of the process to be terminated.
0 – No error. 13 – Error, invalid data. 217 – Error, zombie process. 303 – Error, invalid process id 305 – Error, not descendant
/* killpid.cmd (spUtils Example Code) */ /* Kills the process with the pid passed as argument */ CALL RXFUNCADD 'spKillProcess','spUtils','spKillProcess' PARSE ARG pid rest IF spKillProcess(pid)\=0 THEN DO SAY 'Failed to kill pid ' || pid END ELSE DO SAY 'Pid ' || pid || ' has been killed.' END