ps -ef | grep PROCESS | grep -v grep | awk '{system "kill -9" $2}

ps -ef | grep PROCESS | grep -v grep | awk '{system "kill -9" $2}

By: pepin
2015-03-21 21:25:07

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Why use grep AND awk? Awk does all that for you so calling another binary is inefficient. ps -ef | awk '!/awk/ && /process/ {print $2}' | kill -9 or even better yet, use pgrep pgrep process | kill -9 or even moar gooder still, just use killall or pkill whatis pgrep pgrep (1) - look up or signal processes based on name and other attributes whatis pkill pkill (1) - look up or signal processes based on name and other attributes whatis killall killall (1) - kill processes by name
blutgens · 343 weeks ago
grep and ps -ef is a very dangerous combination. grep will NOT just look at the process name -- it looks at the entire line including args (-f is particularly bad). Always use ps -eC PROCESS and you'll never have to grep -v grep or accidentally kill really important processes.
pooderbill · 339 weeks and 1 day ago

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