kill all foo process

ps -ef | grep [f]oo | awk '{print $2}' | xargs kill -9
Kill all processes with foo in them. Similar to pkill but more complete and also works when there is no pkill command. Works on almost every Linux/Unix platform I have tried.

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2009-02-05 13:43:01

What Others Think

You don't need the grep, awk can do this for you: awk '/foo/ && ! /grep/ {print $2}'
menicosia · 501 weeks and 4 days ago
Don't forget, if you have processes that do not belong to the current user, you need to sudo the xargs command.
dilbert4life · 483 weeks ago

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