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find and kill a pid for APP

Terminal - find and kill a pid for APP
ps -ef | grep APP | awk '/grep/!{print$2}' | xargs -i kill {}
2009-02-05 16:10:05
User: hooobs
Functions: awk grep kill ps xargs
find and kill a pid for APP

Probably posted previously, I use this all the time to find and kill a process for "APP". Simply replace "APP" with the name of the process you're looking to kill.


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kill `pgrep APP`

Comment by maht 480 weeks and 3 days ago

There's also 'pkill', then you can just say "pkill APP"

Comment by twopoint718 480 weeks and 2 days ago

a handy trick for removing the grep process from the output of a ps command is to put the first letter of the grepped pattern in square brackets...

e.g. $ ps -ef | grep [A]PP

this removes the need for the third pipeline (your awk)...

pkill and pgrep are all useful things, know them... but they are not always available on the 'more established' UNIX variants...

learn from this website... it's ace for things like this, paste up your command and get suggestions for improvement.

Comment by finkployd 480 weeks and 2 days ago

More than one way to skin a cat. I also frequently use 'killall APP'

Comment by hooobs 479 weeks and 2 days ago

This is so fun! What a great idea. Also I love how authentic you seem to be. Your style and passion for blogging is contagious. Thank you for sharing your life!



Comment by harrylone 18 weeks and 5 days ago

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