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    Command:

    kill

    
    
    

    SYNOPSIS

           kill [-s signal|-p] [--] pid...
           kill -l [signal]
    
    
    

    DESCRIPTION

           The command kill sends the specified signal to the specified process or
           process group.  If no signal is specified, the  TERM  signal  is  sent.
           The  TERM  signal  will  kill processes which do not catch this signal.
           For other processes, it may be necessary to use the  KILL  (9)  signal,
           since this signal cannot be caught.
    
           Most  modern  shells  have a builtin kill function, with a usage rather
           similar to that of the  command  described  here.  The  '-a'  and  '-p'
           options, and the possibility to specify pids by command name is a local
           extension.
    
           If sig is 0, then no signal is sent, but error checking is  still  per-
           formed.
    
    
    

    OPTIONS

           pid... Specify the list of processes that kill should signal.  Each pid
                  can be one of five things:
    
                  n      where n is larger than 0.  The process with pid n will be
                         signaled.
    
                  0      All  processes in the current process group are signaled.
    
                  -1     All processes with pid larger than 1 will be signaled.
    
                  -n     where n is larger than 1.  All processes in process group
                         n  are  signaled.   When  an argument of the form '-n' is
                         given, and it is meant to denote a process group,  either
                         the  signal must be specified first, or the argument must
                         be preceded by a '--' option, otherwise it will be  taken
                         as the signal to send.
    
                  commandname
                         All processes invoked using that name will be signaled.
    
           -s signal
                  Specify the signal to send.  The signal may be given as a signal
                  name or number.
    
           -l     Print  a  list  of   signal   names.    These   are   found   in
                  /usr/include/linux/signal.h
    
           -a     Do  not  restrict the commandname-to-pid conversion to processes
                  with the same uid as the present process.
    
           -p     Specify that kill should only print the process id (pid) of  the
    
    
    

    SEE ALSO

           bash(1), tcsh(1), kill(2), sigvec(2), signal(7)
    
    
    

    AUTHOR

           Taken from BSD 4.4.  The ability to translate process names to  process
           ids was added by Salvatore Valente <svalente@mit.edu>.
    
    
    

    AVAILABILITY

           The  kill command is part of the util-linux-ng package and is available
           from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux-ng/.
    
    
    

    Linux Utilities 14 October 1994 KILL(1)

    
    
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