Force all processes matching argument to close.

killall -HUP argument
Example: killall - HUP firefox Closes all instances processes matching firefox.

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By: milarepa
2012-11-16 19:40:45

What Others Think

This is actually not right. It's only a coincedence with firefox if that's the case. Usually signal 1 HUP is the shortname for hang up which was initially used to re-read configurations without closing the program which is also the main use. If you want to close programs you need to use signal 15 (TERM) or more aggresive 9 (KILL).
Testuser_01 · 507 weeks and 1 day ago

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