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    Command:

    killall

    
    
    

    SYNOPSIS

           killall [-Z,--context pattern] [-e,--exact] [-g,--process-group]
           [-i,--interactive] [-q,--quiet] [-r,--regexp] [-s,--signal signal]
           [-u,--user user] [-v,--verbose] [-w,--wait] [-I,--ignore-case]
           [-V,--version] [--] name ...
           killall -l
           killall -V,--version
    
    
    

    DESCRIPTION

           killall sends a signal to all processes running any  of  the  specified
           commands. If no signal name is specified, SIGTERM is sent.
    
           Signals  can  be specified either by name (e.g. -HUP or -SIGHUP ) or by
           number (e.g. -1) or by option -s.
    
           If the command name is not regular expression (option -r) and  contains
           a  slash (/), processes executing that particular file will be selected
           for killing, independent of their name.
    
           killall returns a zero return code if at least  one  process  has  been
           killed for each listed command, or no commands were listed and at least
           one process matched the -u and -Z search criteria. killall returns non-
           zero otherwise.
    
           A  killall  process never kills itself (but may kill other killall pro-
           cesses).
    
    
    

    OPTIONS

           -e, --exact
                  Require an exact match for very long names. If a command name is
                  longer  than  15  characters,  the  full name may be unavailable
                  (i.e. it is swapped out). In this case, killall will kill every-
                  thing that matches within the first 15 characters. With -e, such
                  entries are skipped.  killall prints a message for each  skipped
                  entry if -v is specified in addition to -e,
    
           -I, --ignore-case
                  Do case insensitive process name match.
    
           -g, --process-group
                  Kill  the  process  group to which the process belongs. The kill
                  signal is only sent once per group, even if  multiple  processes
                  belonging to the same process group were found.
    
           -i, --interactive
                  Interactively ask for confirmation before killing.
    
           -l, --list
                  List all known signal names.
    
           -q, --quiet
                  Do not complain if no processes were killed.
    
           -V, --version
                  Display version information.
    
           -w, --wait
                  Wait  for  all  killed processes to die. killall checks once per
                  second if any of the  killed  processes  still  exist  and  only
                  returns if none are left.  Note that killall may wait forever if
                  the signal was ignored, had no effect, or if the  process  stays
                  in zombie state.
    
           -Z, --context
                  (SELinux  Only)  Specify  security  context: kill only processes
                  having security context that match with given  expended  regular
                  expression  pattern. Must precede other arguments on the command
                  line. Command names are optional.
    
    
    

    FILES

           /proc     location of the proc file system
    
    
    

    KNOWN BUGS

           Killing by file only works for executables that are  kept  open  during
           execution, i.e. impure executables can't be killed this way.
    
           Be  warned  that typing killall name may not have the desired effect on
           non-Linux systems, especially when done by a privileged user.
    
           killall -w doesn't detect if a process disappears and is replaced by  a
           new process with the same PID between scans.
    
           If  processes  change their name, killall may not be able to match them
           correctly.
    
    
    

    AUTHORS

           Werner Almesberger <werner@almesberger.net> wrote the original  version
           of  psmisc.  Since version 20 Craig Small <csmall@small.dropbear.id.au>
           can be blamed.
    
    
    

    SEE ALSO

           kill(1), fuser(1), pgrep(1), pidof(1), pkill(1), ps(1), kill(2).
    
    
    

    Linux 2007-08-09 KILLALL(1)

    
    
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