Kill any lingering ssh processes

for i in `ps aux | grep ssh | grep -v grep | awk {'print $2'}` ; do kill $i; done

By: jcwaters
2009-02-21 02:07:22

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Sweet, now my mysql backup script is complete bwahahaha! (I can make sure that pesky mysqld is really stopped before tarring /var/lib/mysql) init.d has failed me before) thanks!
foucault · 637 weeks and 3 days ago
You do not need a loop for that ps aux | grep ssh | grep -v grep | awk {'print $2'} | kill -9 or better ps aux | grep ssh | grep -v grep | awk {'print $2'} | xargs -r kill -9
lux · 637 weeks and 3 days ago
um. killall ssh
novas0x2a · 637 weeks and 3 days ago
killall is sweet, just what I need, thanks nova.
foucault · 637 weeks and 3 days ago
If you do this while ssh'ed in, you'll probably kill your own session...
sud0er · 637 weeks and 2 days ago
Well, you might use ps -A and check whether it is in your terminal (checking for pts/0, etc) and do it that way. But that works.
farglenargle · 636 weeks and 5 days ago

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