Kill any process with one command using program name

killall <name>
This will kill all. e.g. killall firefox

By: houghi
2010-09-30 16:31:10

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What Others Think

killall is good, you can also use killall -HUP which rehash a process.. But be carefull using killall on more exotic *nix variants, like tru64, on those, killall means the total opposite thank on Linux; it means "kill every process _except_ the ones you specify".. You have been warned! :)
xeor · 618 weeks and 5 days ago
Alright to use `killall` on linux system. But on unix systems, from what I have read, `killall` really kills all the process ! Excercise caution if you are on a unix box.
b_t · 618 weeks 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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