kill some process (same as others) but parsing to a variable

pkill -9 -f program
Kills a process matching program. I suggest using $ pgrep -fl program to avoid over-killings Nice the following: kills all bash process owned by guest $ pkill -9 -f bash -u guest

2009-07-12 14:46:14

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Should use -9 as signal of last resort. Kill -15 (the default if omitted) is the correct signal to send, failing that, try -1 and then possibly -11. Reason being is -9 does not allow the process to do proper cleanup which can leave things in an inconsistent state, potentially causing data corruption.
Mehuge · 740 weeks and 2 days ago
just to tell that you can specify signals.. nice explaination anyway ;)
ioggstream · 740 weeks 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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