Kill most recently created process.

pkill -n firefox
Kills the most recently created firefox process.

By: Williebee
2009-02-28 01:19:59

What Others Think

What is the point of this? This (in Ubuntu 8.10 at least) has the exact same effect as: killall firefox I was hoping it would kill only the latest firefox window but that was not the case. :( I feel like I'm missing something.
sudopeople · 655 weeks and 4 days ago
Works great Debian etch! Sudopeople: Did you open more then one window? I guess that you opend tabs i firefox.
Rickard · 655 weeks and 4 days ago
The problem is that a lot of graphical programs have one *master* process that controls all the top-level windows. When you kill that, everything dies. However, start some standalone applicataions, such as a Calculator (gcaltool, in Fedora), and the command will kill the latest started one, as advertised.
flatcap · 655 weeks and 4 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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