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Re: [opensuse] Killing Firefox
  • From: Wolfgang Rosenauer <wolfgang@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 08:44:02 +0100
  • Message-id: <45B9B142.9030207@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Darryl Gregorash wrote:
> On 2007-01-25 07:58, Hans van der Merwe wrote:
>> How do I "gracefully" restart Firefox from a script?
>> If I kill it and restart, it comes up with a dialog about new or restore
>> session.
> How are you killing it? And are you checking to see if the process is
> really gone before trying to restart?
> This sounds as if there is still an instance of Firefox running when it
> restarts, or else there is still a lock file in the
> .mozilla/user/profile directory.

No, the reason for the session restore comes up is that Firefox always
thinks it crashed if it's terminated via a TERM signal.
The complete shutdown process is not used if killed via SIGTERM.
Please see


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