1. kill command can be used to send TERM signal.
2. SIGTERM 15 Term Termination signal
Signal is an user space interrupt.
Sending a Signal The following system calls and library functions allow the caller to send a signal: raise(3) Sends a signal to the calling thread. kill(2) Sends a signal to a specified process, to all members of a specified process group, or to all processes on the system. killpg(2) Sends a signal to all of the members of a specified process group. pthread_kill(3) Sends a signal to a specified POSIX thread in the same process as the caller. tgkill(2) Sends a signal to a specified thread within a specific process. (This is the system call used to implement pthread_kill(3).) sigqueue(2) Sends a real-time signal with accompanying data to a specified process.