[rspec-users] How to kill a running spec

Nick Hoffman 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, ...?)?
> Scott

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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