SIGHUP = Disconnect All Accounts?

Ethan Blanton elb at
Mon May 26 10:37:55 EDT 2008

Stu Tomlinson spake unto us the following wisdom:
> On Mon, 2008-05-26 at 01:45 -0500, Richard Laager wrote:
> > I committed a change to make SIGHUP close Pidgin, just as SIGTERM and
> > SIGINT do now.  This was a removal of code special-casing SIGHUP.
> I suggest instead of that we should just ignore SIGHUP (there are
> already plenty of signals to use to tell Pidgin to quit as you point
> out).

I agree.  Otherwise, people who start Pidgin from a terminal and then
later exit the terminal will continue to be surprised by this behavior.


The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws [that have no remedy
for evils].  They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes.
		-- Cesare Beccaria, "On Crimes and Punishments", 1764
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