kills rapidly spawning processes that spawn faster than you can repeat the killall command

killall rapidly_spawning_process ; killall rapidly_spawning_process ; killall rapidly_spawning_process
Use this if you can't type repeated killall commands fast enough to kill rapidly spawning processes. If a process keeps spawning copies of itself too rapidly, it can do so faster than a single killall can catch them and kill them. Retyping the command at the prompt can be too slow too, even with command history retrieval. Chaining a few killalls on single command line can start up the next killall more quickly. The first killall will get most of the processes, except for some that were starting up in the meanwhile, the second will get most of the rest, and the third mops up.

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2010-05-20 00:26:10

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I like this. (not sure if I consider making it an alias to really be an alternative)
recursiverse · 421 weeks and 4 days ago
if it makes the typing faster, i like it.
unixmonkey7434 · 421 weeks and 4 days ago

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