Documentation for routine
signal assembled from the following types:
Instance method returning the
Signal for a given name for the Kernel object.
Returns the signal number with which the external process was killed, or 0 or an undefined value otherwise.
sub signal(*, : = )
Creates a supply for the Signal enums (such as SIGINT) specified, and an optional
:scheduler parameter. Any signals received, will be emitted on the supply. For example:
would catch Control-C, thank you, and then exit.
To go from a signal number to a Signal, you can do something like this:
signal(Signal(2)).tap( -> );
The list of supported signals can be found by checking
Signal::.keys (as you would any enum). For more details on how enums work see enum.
Note: Rakudo versions up to 2018.05 had a bug due to which numeric values of signals were incorrect on some systems. For example,
Signal(10) was returning
SIGBUS even if it was actually
SIGUSR1 on a particular system. That being said, using
signal(SIGUSR1) was working as expected on all Rakudo versions except 2018.04, 2018.04.1 and 2018.05, where the intended behavior can be achieved by using
signal(SIGBUS) instead. These issues are resolved in Rakudo releases after 2018.05.