Kill processes that have been running for more than a week

find /proc -user myuser -maxdepth 1 -type d -mtime +7 -exec basename {} \; | xargs kill -9

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By: sharfah
2009-10-05 14:49:51

What Others Think

Hmm... What an interesting way to find old processes!
flatcap · 467 weeks and 6 days ago
you might want to send another signal first before swatting flies with the sledgehammer that is `kill -9`
unixmonkey365 · 354 weeks and 2 days ago

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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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