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Kill any process with one command using program name

Terminal - Kill any process with one command using program name
pkill <name>
2010-09-30 16:04:05
User: kevind23
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Kill any process with one command using program name

See also: killall

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Terminal - Alternatives
killall <name>
2010-09-30 16:31:10
User: houghi
Functions: killall
Tags: kill
6

This will kill all. e.g. killall firefox

kill -9 `ps ax | egrep [f]elix.jar | egrep -o -e '^ *[0-9]+'`
2010-09-30 16:45:47
User: yababay
Functions: egrep kill
Tags: kill
4

Somtime one wants to kill process not by name of executable, but by a parameter name. In such cases killall is not suitable method.

ps -ef | grep [j]boss | awk '{print $2}'|xargs kill -9
2010-09-30 15:55:41
User: utoxin
Functions: awk grep kill ps xargs
Tags: kill
-6

Removed unneeded grep -v by making the initial grep unable to match itself.

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