Command to kill PID

ps auxww | grep application | grep processtobekilled | gawk '{print $2}' | grep -v grep | xargs kill -9
You can also use gawk: ps auxww | gawk '/application/' | gawk '/processtobekilled/' | gawk '{print $2}' | grep -v grep | xargs kill -9

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By: j0sh10
2012-07-03 20:37:56

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