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Kill a process by its partial name

Terminal - Kill a process by its partial name
pkill name
2011-03-11 07:00:41
User: Natureshadow
1
Kill a process by its partial name

pkill is a standard command and kills processes Byte part of their name.

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Terminal - Alternatives
killall -r 'Activ'
2011-10-22 03:22:48
User: sarnobat
Functions: killall
1

This kills Activity Monitor

killall -r 'a regular expression'
2011-03-07 07:29:42
User: dexterhu
Functions: killall
0

This is usefull when we don't know the exact name of the process, but the application name

A limitation is that the regular expression only tries to match the last part of the full command (i.e. the bin file name itself).

But this is way shorter than the following one:

ps axww | grep SomeCommand | awk '{ print $1 }' | xargs kill

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