kill process by name

kill -9 `pgrep firefox`
pgrep firefox - this returns the Process ID for the signal firefox kill -9 pid - this kills the signal that had the given pid cmd1 `cmd1` or cmd1 $(cmd1) - here is the syntax for cmd2 to be executed first. Then the call to cmd2 is substituted with the output of cmd2, and cmd1 is executed.

2010-05-02 23:05:25

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pkill is generally included in the same package that contains pgrep: procps. If you have pgrep, chances are you have pkill so you can just use: pkill -9 firefox
eightmillion · 611 weeks 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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