kill all pids from $PID

PID=httpd ; ps aux | grep $PID | grep -v grep | awk '{print $2}' | xargs kill -9
# define user pid to kill PID=httpd ; # kill all pids ps aux | grep $PID | grep -v grep | awk '{print $2}' | xargs kill -9
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By: esaenz
2012-02-21 23:27:47

What Others Think

Or simply, 'pkill -9 httpd'. Calling the variable PID is misleading, since it's the process name, not the process ID.
Fudo · 465 weeks and 5 days ago
TRUE. Though I also use that snippets to search for process names, hence the variable.
esaenz · 465 weeks and 4 days ago
pkill is good. Another alternative approach using kill is: kill -9 $(ps -ef | grep [h]ttpd | awk '{print $2}')
peterRepeater · 465 weeks ago

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