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Interrupt a Thread

AjayL Newbie
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I am testing a small application to interrupt the new child thread created.

My question is:

How is t.interrupt() able to interrupt the child thread? Is t the main thread that creates a new child thread?
So,shoudnt t.interrupt() interrupt the main thread rather than the child thread?
or am I missing something?
public class UsingFlagToShutdownThread extends Thread{

     private boolean running = true;
     // Entry point for a child thread.
     public void run() {
         while (running) {
           try {
           } catch (InterruptedException ex) {

         System.out.println("Shutting down thread");
       public static void main(String[] args)  throws InterruptedException {
            UsingFlagToShutdownThread t = new UsingFlagToShutdownThread();
            t.start();   // Create a Child Thread.
            t.interrupt();    // How does t.interrupt() interrupt the child thread created?



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