Commands by swerve (1)

  • 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. Show Sample Output


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    alias kfire='for i in `ps aux | grep [F]irefox `; do echo $i; kill $(($i)); done; '
    swerve · 2010-12-27 01:47:58 4

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