kills all processes for a certain program e.g. httpd

ps aux | grep 'httpd ' | awk {'print $2'} | xargs kill -9

By: thisduck
2009-03-23 16:15:06

What Others Think

how bout killall?
eGGstain · 575 weeks and 5 days ago
Can't do a "killall java", for instance. So if you have certain processes that you can weed out with a grep, you can use this to kill only those.
thisduck · 575 weeks and 5 days ago
I usually keep grep out ps aux | grep 'httpd ' | grep -v grep | awk {'print $2'} | xargs kill -9
cristiang · 575 weeks and 5 days ago
pkill httpd
Williebee · 575 weeks and 5 days ago
actually... use ps aux | grep -i htt[pd] | awk {'print $2'} | xargs kill -9 just put a couple of chars of the process or dir string since the bracket search makes it automatically skip the grep -v grep step
chinkshady · 575 weeks and 5 days ago
also on redhat type linux, use the service command /sbin/service httpd stop
chinkshady · 575 weeks and 5 days ago

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