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kill some pids without specific pid

Terminal - kill some pids without specific pid
pkill -9 search_criteria
2010-09-16 10:02:25
User: hadace
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kill some pids without specific pid

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

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Terminal - Alternatives
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
-6

search_criteria = what do you want to kill

pid = pid of you dont kill

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What others think

killall <program>

e.g. killall firefox will kill all instances of firefox

Comment by houghi 250 weeks and 3 days ago
pkill -9 -U <username> -f <search_criteria>

I like this, but I tend to use the -f flag to search the processes' full commandline and -U to specify user. It's good to stay in the practice of doing that so when you're logged in as root there are no tragic accidents.

Comment by UncleLouie 249 weeks and 6 days ago

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