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0000114Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Militarypublic2010-04-02 02:332013-05-20 05:53
Toady One 
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0000114: Kill orders not cleared after completion
I ordered a squad to kill a troll, which they did, but then they just stood around the area keeping the "Kill Troll" order active. I'm assuming they should cancel it once the troll is dead.
Select a [s]quad, [k] attack and select a target creature. After the creature is dead, the order will remain active.
attack, Intentional/Expected?, orders
has duplicate 0001420closed Footkerchief Kill order not taken away from killed things 
has duplicate 0004892resolved Knight Otu Military will not cancel "kill" order 
related to 0003703resolved Footkerchief After killing a kobold thief my axedwarf's current job is still "Kill Name, kobold thief" and won't change. 
related to 0003555resolved Toady One Escaping units with kill orders on them cause segmentation fault on Linux/Mac 
child of 0000481acknowledged Toady One Kill/attack commands/orders don't work 
Issue History
2010-04-02 02:33DwarfuNew Issue
2010-04-02 02:33DwarfuTag Attached: kill
2010-04-02 02:33DwarfuTag Attached: orders
2010-04-02 02:33DwarfuTag Detached: kill
2010-04-02 02:33DwarfuTag Attached: attack
2010-04-03 02:14Brandon816Note Added: 0000457
2010-04-06 04:40flertallsformerNote Added: 0001398
2010-04-09 07:17MarconiusNote Added: 0002322
2010-04-09 07:58Dame de la LicorneIssue Monitored: Dame de la Licorne
2010-04-10 10:56toybasherNote Added: 0002601
2010-04-14 14:35dibujanteNote Added: 0003555
2010-04-14 14:54bloodystumpIssue Monitored: bloodystump
2010-04-14 15:01SykeIssue Monitored: Syke
2010-04-14 15:27derigoNote Added: 0003564
2010-04-14 16:10simrobertIssue Monitored: simrobert
2010-04-21 12:25FootkerchiefRelationship addedchild of 0000481
2010-04-22 00:19FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0001420
2010-04-29 13:33FootkerchiefCategoryGeneral => Dwarf Mode -- Jobs, Military
2010-06-10 17:07FootkerchiefNote Added: 0008090
2010-06-14 07:27Kyle_SoloNote Added: 0008408
2010-06-14 07:43FootkerchiefNote Deleted: 0008090
2010-07-07 08:05FootkerchiefSummaryKill orders do not auto-cancel. => Kill orders not cleared after completion
2010-07-07 08:05FootkerchiefTag Attached: Intentional?
2010-07-12 12:03FootkerchiefTag RenamedIntentional? => Intentional/Expected?
2010-07-15 21:06mLegionNote Added: 0010402
2010-07-15 21:06mLegionNote Edited: 0010402bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0010402#r4036
2010-11-21 09:07Logical2uRelationship addedhas duplicate 0003703
2010-11-21 09:07Logical2uRelationship addedrelated to 0003555
2010-11-21 12:19FootkerchiefRelationship replacedrelated to 0003703
2010-12-05 16:09Khym ChanurIssue Monitored: Khym Chanur
2010-12-05 21:27akdNote Added: 0014423
2011-09-12 06:20Knight OtuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0004892
2012-04-04 00:16thvazNote Added: 0022071
2012-05-31 04:44Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2012-05-31 04:44Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2012-05-31 04:44Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2012-05-31 04:44Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One
2013-05-20 05:53Dame de la LicorneIssue End Monitor: Dame de la Licorne

2010-04-03 02:14   
I would also like to add that the order also remains active if the target has left the map.
2010-04-06 04:40   
The order also remains active between worlds and saves.

to reprodue, follow steps above, then gen a new world and activate a dwarf into service.
2010-04-09 07:17   
I've had this problem as well.

For the moment, you can solve this issue by manually cancelling orders in the Squad screen.
2010-04-10 10:56   
I have this problem too. at still says "kill Urist McAlreadydead" even after he dies so you have to cancel it.
2010-04-14 14:35   
Confirming that I can reproduce this in 0.31.03
2010-04-14 15:27   
This may be a feature. If a goblin ambush is charging at you and you order your dwarves to kill on of them, they'll attack whichever goblin they see. But of the goblin you happened to tell them to kill dies and the order canceled, The dwarves where weren't on active duty before the order would go civvie and get slaughtered.
2010-06-14 07:27   
Still in 0.31.06.
2010-07-15 21:06   
The kill order should become a station order on completion really.

2010-12-05 21:27   
Agreed with above, while it's not what you might expect, it actually makes sense for them to continue to gather in the area of the corpse until dismissed.
2012-04-04 00:16   
Still happens in 34.07.