kill process by name

killall -9 <processname>
Kills process by name

By: symgryph
2011-12-09 02:53:46

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What Others Think

_BE Careful_ with where you run this `killall` - in Sys V (i.e. Solaris), this does what it says - /kill/s /all/ processes owned by you. If run as root, that includes init : --snip from man(1M) killall/sol10-- NAME killall - kill all active processes SYNOPSIS /usr/sbin/killall [signal] DESCRIPTION killall is used by shutdown(1M) to kill all active processes --/snip-- -j
jamie · 476 weeks and 2 days ago
Si uno se carga todos los procesos de la CPU deja de funcionar Estoy en contra de este comando
aleorosa93 · 475 weeks ago
Don't do that on HP-UX. :)
STRSHR · 474 weeks and 2 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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