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alias ps | grep

Terminal - alias ps | grep
alias kfire='for i in `ps aux | grep [F]irefox `; do echo $i; kill $(($i)); done; '
2010-12-27 01:47:58
User: swerve
Functions: alias echo grep kill
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alias ps | grep

This is an attempt to get a command which I can alias. It's ugly but it works. I'm hoping someone can suggest a cleaner version.

I have tried....

# alias kfire="for i in $( ps aux | grep [F]irefox | awk \'{print $2}\' ); do kill $; done"

# alias kfire=`kill $(ps aux | grep [F]irefox | awk '{print $2}' | tr '\n' ' ')`

# alias kfire='ps au | grep -i [F]irefox | awk \'{ print $2 \'} '

and they all fail in a .bashrc I've tried escaping the quotes and can't find a way to make the single quotes ' that awk wants work. Maybe I'm just stubborn but I don't want to put in a little #!/bin/bash file just so I can kill a firefox process all in one stroke. This script works (it kills the process before it errors out)... it's just ugly and there may be a pretty way to do this.

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What others think

pkill firefox

or

killall firefox

Should work as well an much easier to use.

Comment by houghi 310 weeks ago

Careful using 'killall' - its not portable. Under Solaris, this will kill all processes, ignoring the argument.

Comment by ianh 309 weeks and 6 days ago

^following that,if killall is not an option... here's a couple other options:

alias kfire="kill $(pidof firefox)" alias kfire="kill $(ps aux | awk '/firefox/ {print $2}' | tr '\n' ' ')"
Comment by hdilemma 309 weeks and 6 days ago
alias lssd='ps ax | grep -v grep | grep -i firefox | while read pid; do kill "${pid%% *}"; done'

this command might be longer but it should handle multiple firefox process without the quoting.

Comment by ixseven 309 weeks and 6 days ago

Your point of view

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