The command to send a broken pipe signal to a process. Also known as kill -15, using the signal number instead of the signal name. Usually the system sends this signal as necessary, when the process tries to write to a pipe with no readers.

If you read it literally, it could mean "kill the process by beating it to death with a lead pipe". This could turn out like the game Clue: "Who killed init? I think it was root in /usr/bin with kill -PIPE!"

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