slow-kill

Tries to kill a process nicely and after a timeout invokes kill(9).

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slow-kill
Tries to kill a process nicely and after a timeout invokes kill(9).
const { spawn } = require('child_process')
const TIMEOUT = 500

const proc = spawn(process.execPath, [ require.resolve('some-script') ])
await slowKill(proc, TIMEOUT)

Installation

npm install slow-kill

API

slowKill

Tries to kill a process nicely (via SIGTERM) and forcefully kills it if it didn't exit after a given timeout.
Parameters
  • proc Object the node process to kill
  • wait Number? time to wait before invoking kill(9) if process doesn't exit (optional, default 500)

Returns Promise a promise that resolves once the process exited

License

MIT