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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for killall5 (redhat section 8)

KILLALL5(8)				 Linux System Administrator's Manual				  KILLALL5(8)

NAME
killall5 -- send a signal to all processes.
SYNOPSIS
killall5 -signalnumber
DESCRIPTION
killall5 is the SystemV killall command. It sends a signal to all processes except 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 directory.
SEE ALSO
halt(8), reboot(8)
AUTHOR
Miquel van Smoorenburg, miquels@cistron.nl 27 May 1997 KILLALL5(8)


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