Kill a process with its name

pkill $1
There's already a proper command for what the former alternative tried to script

By: svg
2009-07-20 12:47:41

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    ryuslash · 2009-07-17 19:53:02 7
  • Well this can come handy , when you don't feel like playing with pid rather if you know the process name say "firefox",it would kill it.The script given below would kill the process with its name given as first parameter , though not robust enough to notify that process doesn't exist , well if you know what you are doing that's wouldn't be a problem.:) ---- ---- #!/bin/bash ps -u $USER |grep $1 | awk '{ print $1}'| xargs kill ----

    ps -u $USER |grep $1 | awk '{ print $1}'| xargs kill
    buffer · 2009-07-20 10:06:32 7

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