kill all instances of an annoying or endless, thread-spawning process

ps auxwww | grep outofcontrolprocess | awk '{print $2}' | xargs kill -9

2010-06-30 15:52:52

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Can't you use killall outofcontrolprocess instead?
imgx64 · 590 weeks ago
Or killall -9 outofcontrolprocess
hfs · 589 weeks and 6 days ago
You could do those killall options, but you would have to have the path to the running file. This way it grabs the full path
Guyverix · 589 weeks 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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