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(PHP 5, PHP 7)

proc_terminateKills a process opened by proc_open


bool proc_terminate ( resource $process [, int $signal = 15 ] )

Signals a process (created using proc_open()) that it should terminate. proc_terminate() returns immediately and does not wait for the process to terminate.

proc_terminate() allows you terminate the process and continue with other tasks. You may poll the process (to see if it has stopped yet) by using the proc_get_status() function.



The proc_open() resource that will be closed.


This optional parameter is only useful on POSIX operating systems; you may specify a signal to send to the process using the kill(2) system call. The default is SIGTERM.

Return Values

Returns the termination status of the process that was run.


Version Description
5.2.2 Previous versions used to destroy the given process resource.

See Also

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