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kill process by name

Terminal - kill process by name
killall -9 <processname>
2011-12-09 02:53:46
User: symgryph
Functions: killall
-9
kill process by name

Kills process by name

Alternatives

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Terminal - Alternatives
pkill -x firefox
2010-05-02 02:17:21
14

Or even easier, if it's available:

killall firefox

I have no idea why you would want to rely on two unusual dependencies to do something that can be done a hundred ways from coreutils...

rush> processes.filter(:cmdline => /mc/).kill
2010-05-01 20:51:18
User: chenge
-9

It's easy to understand and remember. Need ruby and rush to do this.

kill -9 `pgrep firefox`
2010-05-02 23:05:25
User: dustindorroh
Functions: kill
-11
pgrep firefox

- this returns the Process ID for the signal firefox

kill -9 pid

- this kills the signal that had the given pid

cmd1 `cmd1` or cmd1 $(cmd1)

- here is the syntax for cmd2 to be executed first. Then the call to cmd2 is substituted with the output of cmd2, and cmd1 is executed.

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_BE Careful_ with where you run this `killall` - in Sys V (i.e. Solaris), this does what it says - /kill/s /all/ processes owned by you. If run as root, that includes init :

--snip from man(1M) killall/sol10--

NAME

killall - kill all active processes

SYNOPSIS

/usr/sbin/killall [signal]

DESCRIPTION

killall is used by shutdown(1M) to kill all active processes

--/snip--

-j

Comment by jamie 154 weeks and 2 days ago

Si uno se carga todos los procesos de la CPU deja de funcionar

Estoy en contra de este comando

Comment by aleorosa93 153 weeks ago

Don't do that on HP-UX. :)

Comment by STRSHR 152 weeks and 2 days ago

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