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Unix Version 7 - man page for kill (v7 section 1)

KILL(1) 			     General Commands Manual				  KILL(1)

NAME
       kill - terminate a process with extreme prejudice

SYNOPSIS
       kill [ -signo ] processid ...

DESCRIPTION
       Kill  sends signal 15 (terminate) to the specified processes.  If a signal number preceded
       by `-' is given as first argument, that signal is sent  instead	of  terminate  (see  sig-
       nal(2)).   This	will  kill processes that do not catch the signal; in particular `kill -9
       ...' is a sure kill.

       By convention, if process number 0 is specified, all members in the  process  group  (i.e.
       processes resulting from the current login) are signaled.

       The killed processes must belong to the current user unless he is the super-user.  To shut
       the system down and bring it up single user the	super-user  may  use  `kill  -1  1';  see
       init(8).

       The  process  number of an asynchronous process started with `&' is reported by the shell.
       Process numbers can also be found by using ps(1).

SEE ALSO
       ps(1), kill(2), signal(2)

											  KILL(1)


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