Manual Reference Pages - KILLALL (1)
- kill processes by name
utility kills processes selected by name, as opposed to the selection by pid
as done by
By default, it will send a
signal to all processes with a real UID identical to the
that match the name
The super-user is allowed to kill any process.
The options are as follows:
|-d -| -v
Be more verbose about what will be done.
For a single
option, a list of the processes that will be sent the signal will be
printed, or a message indicating that no matching processes have been
Use the effective user ID instead of the (default) real user ID for matching
processes specified with the
Give a help on the command usage and exit.
List the names of the available signals and exit, like in
Match the argument
as a (case sensitive) regular expression against the names
of processes found.
This is dangerous, a single dot will match any process
running under the real UID of the caller.
Show only what would be done, but do not send any signal.
Send a different signal instead of the default
The signal may be specified either as a name
(with or without a leading
Kill processes in the jail specified by
Limit potentially matching processes to those belonging to
Limit potentially matching processes to those running on
When used with the
flags, limit potentially matching processes to those matching
Do not skip zombies.
This should not have any effect except to print a few error messages
if there are zombie processes that match the specified pattern.
Sending a signal to all processes with uid
is already supported by
for this job (e.g. $ kill -TERM -1 or
as root $ echo kill -TERM -1 | su -m <user>)
command will respond with a short usage message and exit with a status
of 2 in case of a command error.
A status of 1 will be returned if
either no matching process has been found or not all processes have
been signalled successfully.
Otherwise, a status of 0 will be
Diagnostic messages will only be printed if requested by
command appeared in
.Fx 2.1 .
It has been modeled after the
command as available on other platforms.
program was originally written in Perl and was contributed by
.An Wolfram Schneider ,
this manual page has been written by
.An Jrg Wunsch .
The current version of
was rewritten in C by
.An Peter Wemm
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