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Stopping nagios: kill: usage: kill [-s sigspec | -n signum | -sigspec] pid | jobspec … or kill -l [sigspec]

When attempting to stop or restart Nagios on CentOS I was receiving the below error. This has been an issue for me for quite some time however I was to lazy to even put a patch in place and always just would kill the Nagios processes by hand. Tonight I was modifying some Nagios configuration files and got enoyed enough that I first attempted to upgrade Nagios to the latest available on the rpmforge repo and when the problem still existed I decided to figure out a solution.