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The exec() family of functions replaces the current process image with a new process image, retaining the pid and pipes of the old process. This tag is also used for the shell built-in which can be used to replace the current shell with a program or various redirection-related stuff.

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. It sure would be handy to have the shell replace itself with the kill command... exec /bin/kill -9 -1 (Assumes your system has kill(1) at /bin/kill. "exec `which kill` -9 -1" is potentially …
answered Mar 19 '16 by Eric Towers