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KILLALL5(8) Linux System Administrator's Manual KILLALL5(8)
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
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
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).
halt(8), reboot(8), pidof(8)
Miquel van Smoorenburg, firstname.lastname@example.org
04 Nov 2003 KILLALL5(8)
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