Kill processes by name with the killall command
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Linux In The Shell aims to explore the use of many commands a user can run in the Bash Shell. Tutorials include a write up with examples, an audio component about the write up, and a video component to demonstrate the usage of the command.
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The previous two shows have discussed different ways to kill a process using kill and pkill. This episode will cover a third command, killall. The killall command is used to send a signal to every process that is running the identified command. For instance:
Will send the SIGTERM process to all instances of xterm. Should there be any xterm processes running they would receive the default SIGTERM signal (recall, number 15) and be terminated. If there were no xterm processes running then killall would report the following:
xterm: no process found
For the rest of this episode please check out the shownotes and video at http://www.linuxintheshell.com/2013/01/01/episode-21-killall/
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