ps -ef | grep PROCESS | grep -v grep | awk '{print $2}' | xargs kill -9

ps -ef | grep PROCESS | grep -v grep | awk '{print $2}' | xargs kill -9
kills all pids matching the search term of "PROCESS". Be careful what you wish for :)

By: f4nt
2009-02-21 15:55:38

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What Others Think

grep is not needed ps -ef | awk '/PROCESS/ && !/awk/ {print $2}' | xargs -r kill -9
lux · 634 weeks and 4 days ago
most of it is not needed: killall -9 PROCESS
ceesaxp · 634 weeks and 3 days ago
pkill(1) can do this also.
cz8s · 634 weeks and 1 day ago
killall by itself just works fine killall firefox-bin
bwoodacre · 614 weeks and 4 days ago
We also use : kill `ps -ef | grep irssi | grep -v grep | awk ?{print $2}?`
cafecoc85 · 463 weeks and 2 days ago
The grep might be needed in some cases. For example i want to find a specific java routine with some parameters and kill only that. Can't just go on killing all java processes, could kill some glassfish or tomcat processes on one command..
cabaro · 451 weeks and 4 days ago
cantonbolo · 216 weeks and 2 days ago

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