pkill -x firefox

kill process by name

Or even easier, if it's available: killall firefox I have no idea why you would want to rely on two unusual dependencies to do something that can be done a hundred ways from coreutils...

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2010-05-02 02:17:21

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Why not simply do pkill -x firefox ?
scifisamurai · 420 weeks and 4 days ago
Haha, good point. I have edited my command but here is the original for referance: kill $(pgrep -x firefox) Thanks, scifisamurai.
SuperJediWombat · 420 weeks and 4 days ago
*WARNING* Do *NOT* use 'killall' under Solaris. It does exactly that - kills all processes, unlike Linux which kills the specified process. I rather intelligently found this out on a production SS7 telephone exchange.
ianh · 420 weeks and 4 days ago

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