kill some pids without specific pid

kill -9 `ps aux | grep "search_criteria" | awk '{if ($2 != pid) print $2}'`
search_criteria = what do you want to kill pid = pid of you dont kill

By: ozgurkuru
2010-09-16 08:52:59

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pkill -9 search_criteria not same with my command. my command kill some jobs in same job groups. for example, you have this scripts, /var/scripts/ /var/scripts/ /var/scripts/ And you run all of this scripts. And you want to kill and so you put's pid to this command... such us: kill -9 `ps aux | grep "var/scripts" | awk '{if ($2 !='s_pid) print $2}'`
ozgurkuru · 540 weeks and 6 days ago
Of course it's overcomplicated and in most cases pgrep or killall is what you need. BTW grep is not needed here, awk can do its job kill -9 `ps aux | awk '/search_criteria/{if ($2 != pid) print $2}'`
zolden · 540 weeks and 6 days ago
@zolden thanks for update.
ozgurkuru · 540 weeks and 6 days ago

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