The death touch...

Jack Coates jack at
Fri Jul 25 05:14:05 CEST 2003

On Thu, 2003-07-24 at 20:07, Joe Klemmer wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-07-24 at 20:25, Brian Masinick wrote:
> > However, kill, at least in some implementations, can take care of
> > this, too.  According to my documentation, it's possible to provide a
> > process name containing the name of a program image.  If you add the
> > -a option, you can kill  processes belonging to others (if you have
> > the privilege to do so).  The killall command, present on some
> > systems, can do stuff like this:
> > 
> > killall mozilla-bin
> > and get rid of all mozilla related processes in one step.
> 	Recent versions of Red Hat have also included the pkill command.  It's
> like killall, effectively, but I believe it's more portable in that
> other *NIX versions have this command, too.  At least I know Solaris 8
> and above do.

killall can get you in trouble on Solaris, if you make it a habit while
using Linux -- they take it a little more literally than the Linux crowd
Jack Coates
Monkeynoodle: A Scientific Venture...

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