kill all running instances of wine and programs runned by it (exe)

ps ax > processes && cat processes | egrep "*.exe |*exe]" | awk '{ print $1 }' > pstokill && kill $(cat pstokill) && rm processes && rm pstokill
This command kills all wine instances and each EXE application working on a PC. Here is command info: 1) ps ax > processes = save process list to file named "processes" (we save it because we don't wont egrep to be found in the future) 2) cat processes | egrep "*.exe |*exe]" = shows the file "processes" and after greps for each *.exe and *exe] in it 3) | awk '{ print $1 }' > pstokill = saves processes PID's to file "pstokill" using awk filter 4) kill $(cat pstokill) = kills each PID in file pstokill, which is shown by cat program 5) rm processes && rm pstokill = removes temporary files
Sample Output
(silence if ok; kill usage if there are no EXE/wine programs running)

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By: sxiii
2011-02-26 16:13:58

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Seems there are another way to get thesame results: killall -r ".*.exe*"
sxiii · 381 weeks and 4 days ago
Don't bother him with your boring comments, he's learning shell basics
zolden · 381 weeks and 4 days ago

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