Kill any lingering ssh processes

ps aux | grep ssh | grep -v grep | grep -v sshd | awk {'print $2'} | xargs -r kill -9
Also ignoring "sshd" server is necessary since you should not kill ssh server processes.

By: user2390
2018-10-01 04:49:09

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What Others Think

you can avoid the "grep -v grep" part by using square parentheses on the previous command like this: grep [s]sh also, you can group exclusion with this: grep -v 'grep\|sshd\|foo\|bar' this will exclude the terms grep, sshd, foo and bar from the grepped text
luxaeterna101 · 159 weeks and 2 days ago
You could also use: pkill -x ssh or even something using: kill $(ps -C ssh -o pid=) And please avoid using -9 unless you have to
rocteur · 159 weeks and 1 day ago

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