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Must SIGKILL (and SIGTERM) be explicitly sent to a specified process?

Reading Gilles' answer, SIGHUP is about the same as SIGTERM in terms of harshness, but it has a specific role because it's automatically sent to applications running in a terminal when the user ...
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How to kill a blocked process (for example, waiting for I/O)?

The signal SIGKILL can not kill the process that is waiting for I/O. And what if this process are waiting for a very long time, how can I kill this process?
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Is there a way to prevent sigkill to reach a process?

I know that a process cannot prevent SIGKILL. But is there an external way to temporarily prevent SIGKILL to reach a (specific) process? (something like dropping packets by firewalls).
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Email sent to root: “Output from from your job 1843” - “Killed”

I run a Sheevaplug (small ARM server) with Debian 9. It does not have any third-party repos enabled in sources.list / sources.list.d. I have a backup script which runs as root, and uses at. I think ...
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ctrl+c closes terminal window completely - why / how?

I have a process, and when I issue ctrl+c in the terminal, it closes the terminal window completely, anybody know why that might be happening? This is how the process is now started: exec "$(dirname ...