[MPlayer-users] Re: sending mplayer signals

Corey Hickey bugfood-ml at fatooh.org
Tue Aug 22 01:38:20 CEST 2006

Jorge Fábregas wrote:
>> SIGINT will let mencoder exit cleanly and leave a complete file. You'll
>> probably want a better way of specifying the mencoder PID; that's just a
>> very rough example.
> SIGINT...that's interesting. I always used plain kill (SIGTERM, same as -15).  
> Any difference at all Corey that you might think? Does mplayer handles SIGINT 
> better than SIGTERM?

No, I had thought mencoder didn't exit cleanly on TERM, but now that I 
look I see that's not the case. Both mencoder and mplayer handle SIGINT, 
SIGQUIT, and SIGTERM identically. mencoder also behaves the same with 


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