KILLALL5(8) Linux System Administrator's Manual KILLALL5(8)NAME
killall5 -- send a signal to all processes.
killall5 -signalnumber [-o omitpid[,omitpid..]] [-o omitpid[,omitpid..]..]
killall5 is the SystemV killall command. It sends a signal to all processes except kernel threads and the processes in its own session, so
it won't kill the shell that is running the script it was called from. Its primary (only) use is in the rc scripts found in the /etc/init.d
OPTIONS -o omitpid
Tells killall5 to omit processes with that process id.
killall5 can also be invoked as pidof, which is simply a (symbolic) link to the killall5 program.
The program return zero if it killed processes. It return 2 if no process were killed, and 1 if it was unable to find any processes
(/proc/ is missing).
SEE ALSO halt(8), reboot(8), pidof(8)AUTHOR
Miquel van Smoorenburg, firstname.lastname@example.org
04 Nov 2003 KILLALL5(8)
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PIDOF(8) Linux System Administrator's Manual PIDOF(8)NAME
pidof -- find the process ID of a running program.
pidof [-s] [-c] [-n] [-x] [-o omitpid[,omitpid..]] [-o omitpid[,omitpid..]..] program [program..]
Pidof finds the process id's (pids) of the named programs. It prints those id's on the standard output. This program is on some systems
used in run-level change scripts, especially when the system has a System-V like rc structure. In that case these scripts are located in
/etc/rc?.d, where ? is the runlevel. If the system has a start-stop-daemon (8) program that should be used instead.
OPTIONS -s Single shot - this instructs the program to only return one pid.
-c Only return process ids that are running with the same root directory. This option is ignored for non-root users, as they will be
unable to check the current root directory of processes they do not own.
-n Avoid stat(2) system function call on all binaries which are located on network based file systems like NFS. Instead of using this
option the the variable PIDOF_NETFS may be set and exported.
-x Scripts too - this causes the program to also return process id's of shells running the named scripts.
Tells pidof to omit processes with that process id. The special pid %PPID can be used to name the parent process of the pidof pro-
gram, in other words the calling shell or shell script.
0 At least one program was found with the requested name.
1 No program was found with the requested name.
pidof is actually the same program as killall5; the program behaves according to the name under which it is called.
When pidof is invoked with a full pathname to the program it should find the pid of, it is reasonably safe. Otherwise it is possible that
it returns pids of running programs that happen to have the same name as the program you're after but are actually other programs. Note
that that the executable name of running processes is calculated with readlink(2), so symbolic links to executables will also match.
SEE ALSO shutdown(8), init(8), halt(8), reboot(8), killall5(8)AUTHOR
Miquel van Smoorenburg, email@example.com
01 Sep 1998 PIDOF(8)
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