I am going through a tutorial on recovering from a database failure and in the tutorial, a failure on the host of the primary database is simulated with:
kill -9 <>
I know that the
kill command is used to send a signal to a process, and that
9 represents the
SIGKILL signal that terminates a process, but what does the
<> argument stand for?
I have read the manual pages for the
kill command but still cannot figure out why and what for
<> is used.