Testing Sanity

The core task of software development is sanity testing.

  • warning: Parameter 2 to gmap_gmap() expected to be a reference, value given in /home2/thepalls/public_html/cgpsoftware/includes/module.inc on line 483.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home2/thepalls/public_html/cgpsoftware/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.

TIL about Tasklist and Taskkill

24 Jun 2011
Posted by cgp

Tasklist and Taskkill are built into Windows XP and Windows 7. I've used PS Tools for a number of years and this is the first I had heard of the built in tool. They do what you might expect a tool named as such do which is manage tasks via the command line.

For my purposes, one thing that the built in TaskKill did better than pskill -- kill children processes. For some reason, pskill wasn't killing children processes (even with -t specified) spawned by launch 4j so this is illuminating. Kudos to MS for putting this built in. Now if we can just get robocopy and powershell, we'll be all set.