Forum: Ruby Receiving signals in Win32/Process

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Sonny C. (Guest)
on 2007-02-13 22:06
Hey Guys,

I've created some Window's processes uing the Win32/Process (by Daniel
Berger) library. When I send a signal to these processes using
Win32/Process.kill([1,3..9], pid), the processes are always killed.
I've tried trapping for the signal using both a rescue and Signal.trap()
clause with no luck.

I know that the Unix versions of the Process library allow you to
capture the signal with a rescue clause for either SignalException or
Interrupt Exceptions.  Anyone know if the Win32/Process implements
similar behavior for signals or failing that if anyone has a workaround.

SunRaySon (Guest)
on 2007-03-12 21:31
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Only the following signals are supported.

*SIGABRT* Abnormal termination *SIGFPE* Floating-point error *SIGILL*
instruction *SIGINT* CTRL+C signal *SIGSEGV* Illegal storage access
* Termination request
You can try using the cygwin or mingw version of command line signals,
but I
am not sure if they solve your problem. Unlike in *nix it is better not
use signals for process communication on windows platform. It is better
use pipes/sockets/events.
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