kill all processes with name or argument

pkill -f foo
Be careful when issuing this command, it may kill unwanted processes! To only search on the process name don't use the argument -f, pkill foo
Sample Output
ps -ef|grep foo
1000      1713  1601  0 11:09 pts/5    00:00:00 tail -f foo.txt
1000      1819 32165  0 11:10 pts/2    00:00:00 grep foo
pkill -f foo
ps -ef|grep foo

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By: archlich
2009-02-05 16:12:53

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