kill -s SIGHUP pid, where the last parameter is the process ID which you get by typing
ps -ef ¦ grep motion. The PID is the first on the list which is the parent process for the threads.
Motion responds to the following signals:
|The config file will be reread.
|This is a very useful signal when you experiment with settings in the config file.
|If needed motion will create an mpeg file of the last event and exit
|Motion will create an mpeg file of the current event.