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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
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kill some pids without specific pid

search_criteria = what do you want to kill

pid = pid of you dont kill

Alternatives

There are 11 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
pkill -9 search_criteria
2010-09-16 10:02:25
User: hadace
4

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,

/var/scripts/backup_A.py

/var/scripts/backup_B.py

/var/scripts/backup_C.py

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

so

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 215 weeks and 1 day 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 215 weeks and 1 day ago

@zolden thanks for update.

Comment by ozgurkuru 215 weeks and 1 day ago

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