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flog --- speed up a process
is used to stimulate an improvement in the performance of a process
that is already in execution.
is the process number of the process that is to be
flag is the flagellation constant,
i.e., the number of
to be administered per minute.
If this argument is omitted, the default is 17,
which is the most random random number.
flag is the number of times the
inducement to speed up is to be
If this argument is omitted, the default is one,
which is based on the possibility that after that
the process will rectify its behavior of its own volition.
The presence of the
flag indicates that
is to be
in its actions.
This nullifies the effects of the other keyletter arguments.
It is recommended that
this option be used only on extremely stubborn processes,
as its over-use may have detrimental effects.
will read the file
for any entry containing the process-id of the
process being speeded-up.
The file can contain whatever
supplications are deemed necessary, but, of course, these will
be ignored if the
flag is supplied.
On Improving Process Performance
by the Administration of Corrective Stimulation,
vol. 4, 1657, pp. 356-654.
If a named process does not exist,
replies ``flog you'' on the standard output.
the process, which usually happens when the
keyletter argument is supplied, it writes ``RIP,'' followed by the
process-id of the deceased, on the standard output.
Spurious supplications for mercy by the process being
flogged sometimes wind up on the standard output, rather than in
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