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kill some pids without specific pid

Terminal - kill some pids without specific pid
kill -9 `ps aux | grep "search_criteria" | awk '{if ($2 != pid) print $2}'`
2010-09-16 08:52:59
User: ozgurkuru
Functions: awk grep kill
kill some pids without specific pid

search_criteria = what do you want to kill

pid = pid of you dont kill


There are 12 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
pkill -9 search_criteria
2010-09-16 10:02:25
User: hadace

pgrep, pkill - look up or signal processes based on name and other attributes

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What others think

pkill -9 search_criteria not same with my command.

my command kill some jobs in same job groups. for example,

you have this scripts,




And you run all of this scripts. And you want to kill backup_A.py and backup_C.py


you put backup_B.py's pid to this command... such us:

kill -9 `ps aux | grep "var/scripts" | awk '{if ($2 != backup_B.py's_pid) print $2}'`

Comment by ozgurkuru 271 weeks ago

Of course it's overcomplicated and in most cases pgrep or killall is what you need. BTW grep is not needed here, awk can do its job

kill -9 `ps aux | awk '/search_criteria/{if ($2 != pid) print $2}'`

Comment by zolden 271 weeks ago

@zolden thanks for update.

Comment by ozgurkuru 271 weeks ago

Your point of view

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