Kill multiple instances of a running process

pgrep rouge-process | xargs sudo kill -9
Find and kill multiple instances of a process with one simple command.

By: mheadd
2010-05-09 22:30:05

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everyone who seems to know about pgrep doesn't seem to know about pkill somehow
rkulla · 592 weeks and 4 days ago
Although the second takes longer, it reminds me how to use xargs, and I like that.
jonasrullo · 592 weeks and 4 days ago
ok... I'll create a date command that reminds you how to rm your whole system. :p
rkulla · 592 weeks and 4 days 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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