KILL(1) General Commands Manual KILL(1)NAME
kill - send a signal to a process
kill [-n] process
OPTIONS -n Signal number to send
-NAME Named signal to send
kill 35 # Send signal 15 to process 35
kill -9 40 # Send signal 9 to process 40
kill -2 0 # Send signal 2 to whole terminal process group
kill -HUP -123 # Send a hangup to process group 123
A signal is sent to a given process. By default signal 15 (SIGTERM) is sent. Process 0 means all the processes in the sender's process
group. A process group can be signalled by the negative value of the process group ID. Signals may be numerical, or the name of the sig-
nal without SIG.
SEE ALSO kill(2), sigaction(2).
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KILL(1) Linux Programmer's Manual KILL(1)NAME
kill - terminate a process
kill [ -s signal | -p ] [ -a ] [ -- ] pid ...
kill -l [ signal ]
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.
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.
All processes invoked using that name will be signaled.
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 named processes, and not send any signals.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Linux Utilities 14 October 1994 KILL(1)
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