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SendSignal is an application that allows you to send signals to processes. You might not know it, but you may actually have sent a signal before without knowing it.

When you use the Force Quit dialog from the Apple menu or Command+Option+Esc, you are actually sending a signal, called SIGKILL, to the application you chose in the list. This signal forces an application or process to end, regardless of what it's doing.

There are many more signals besides SIGKILL, such as SIGTERM (quit), and SIGABRT (abort). Many of these are useful when programs freeze, yet they are
What's New
Version 1.1:
  • Changed from SignalSender to SendSignal, added option to run as root.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later (not tested on, but should work with 10.4 and up).



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Cory Klingsporn (developer) commented on 17 Dec 2007
The listing appears to read PPC only. As it was written entirely using AppleScript (not even Xcode was involved), it should work on Intel systems as well.
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Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:17 Dec 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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SendSignal is an application that allows you to send signals to processes. You might not know it, but you may actually have sent a signal before without knowing it.

When you use the Force Quit dialog from the Apple menu or Command+Option+Esc, you are actually sending a signal, called SIGKILL, to the application you chose in the list. This signal forces an application or process to end, regardless of what it's doing.

There are many more signals besides SIGKILL, such as SIGTERM (quit), and SIGABRT (abort). Many of these are useful when programs freeze, yet they are normally difficult to use and require typing commands in the Terminal to reach.

SendSignal is a simple application that allows you to send signals to any process, and you can run it as root if you wish by choosing "Yes" in the box when you launch it. It's useful for freezes, debugging, and other uses.


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