Kill a handler

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Thu Apr 3 20:37:06 EDT 2014

GOD BLESS YOU SIR! How many a frustrated night I’ve spent with an unresponsive SQL server, waiting for it to time out so I can get on with my work!


On Mar 30, 2014, at 06:58 , Kevin Miller <kevin at<mailto:kevin at>> wrote:

There is an alternative to command-. on Mac which will often, though not
always rescue you when you¹re deep in handler stack you can¹t break out of.

Get the process ID from Activity Monitor. Then run:

kill -sighup processID

E.g. if LC has PID 9382:

kill -sighup 9382

Kind regards,


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