kill some pids without specific pid

pkill -9 search_criteria
pgrep, pkill - look up or signal processes based on name and other attributes

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By: hadace
2010-09-16 10:02:25

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killall <program> e.g. killall firefox will kill all instances of firefox
houghi · 405 weeks ago
pkill -9 -U <username> -f <search_criteria> I like this, but I tend to use the -f flag to search the processes' full commandline and -U to specify user. It's good to stay in the practice of doing that so when you're logged in as root there are no tragic accidents.
UncleLouie · 404 weeks and 4 days 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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