[rspec-users] How to kill a running spec
nick at deadorange.com
Mon Nov 17 11:52:56 EST 2008
On 2008-11-16, at 17:46, Scott Taylor wrote:
> On Nov 16, 2008, at 2:40 PM, Nick Hoffman wrote:
>> Hi guys. Occasionally, I'll want to kill a long spec process that's
>> running. Usually I hit CTRL+c to kill a running process, but doing
>> that for a running spec just causes "^C" to be printed to the
>> terminal, and whichever spec example was running to fail.
>> I've also tried using /bin/kill to kill the spec process, but that
>> just causes whichever spec example was running to catch a
>> SignalException, and fail.
> What signal are you sending? Is it a kill -9 (a KILL, a TERM, ...?)?
I've just been running it as ``kill 12345''. I stay away from -9, as
it's a pretty harsh thing to do. I haven't tried other signals though,
so I should give them a whirl and report back if any of them succeed
in killing the entire spec process.
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