lxc-kill(1) Send a signal to the process 1 of the container.


lxc-kill --name=NAME SIGNUM


lxc-kill send the SIGNUM signal to the first process of the container.

The SIGNUM is a numeric value, the signal name is not supported.

If this command is used on an application container ran by lxc-execute, the lxc-init will receive the signal and will forward it to the process 2 which is the command specified in the command line. See lxc-execute (1). Obviously the SIGKILL and SIGSTOP signals are not able to be forwarded, (as per the signal(7) man page).


These options are common to most of lxc commands.

-?, -h, --help
Print a longer usage message than normal.
Give the usage message
-q, --quiet
mute on
-o, --logfile=FILE
Output to an alternate log FILE. The default is no log.
-l, --logpriority=LEVEL
Set log priority to LEVEL. The default log priority is ERROR. Possible values are : FATAL, CRIT, WARN, ERROR, NOTICE, INFO, DEBUG.

Note that this option is setting the priority of the events log in the alternate log file. It do not have effect on the ERROR events log on stderr.

-n, --name=NAME
Use container identifier NAME. The container identifier format is an alphanumeric string.


To send the signal 26 to the process pi1 running in container 123 :

      lxc-execute -n 123 -- pi1 -d 500000
      lxc-kill --name=123 26


Daniel Lezcano <[email protected]>