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hpr1142 :: LiTS 020: pgrep and pkill

Look up or signal processes based on name and other attributes with pgrep and pkill

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Hosted by Dann on 2012-12-18 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
pgrep, pkill, process. 1.
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Duration: 00:28:10

Linux in the Shell.

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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This episode the focus will be on two commands that go hand-in-hand: pgrep and pkill. Like the kill command, pkill is used to send a signal to a process usually with the intent to terminate or stop the process. Instead of passing the Process ID (PID) you can pass the process name:
pkill xterm

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Comment #1 posted on 2012-12-19 10:00:08 by calum

loved the show

loved the show, listened to it on my ipod before i sell iPod to Gadgets but now ive bought an excellant radio so will never miss a show

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