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# 1  
Old 02-03-2008
kill process help

i wanted to kill a process by entering the process name. How am i able to kill the process that allows user to enter the process name and kills it?
# 2  
Old 02-03-2008
Maybe You have the command killall, then You can do
Code:
killall xmms

for example. If You don't have that You may have the command pidof, to find the process id of a named process.
# 3  
Old 02-03-2008
i wanted to kill the process from entering the program name instead of the pid, how can i do so?

eg. when i do a "ps -f U username" it will print out all pid,ppid,C,stime,tty,stat,time,cmd. but i would like to kill the process by entering name of the program from the cmd column.

i use
Code:
grep programName | awk '{print $9}' | xargs kill

is not working!!!

Really hope there is someone to help me!!!
# 4  
Old 02-03-2008
Have You tried killall instead of kill?

Code:
ps -f U username|grep programName | awk '{print $9}' | xargs killall

# 5  
Old 02-03-2008
thanks Lakris!! it works!!! thanks!!!

but if i wanted to grep the input from user and kill the process how should i do it? i try but couldnt work!!!

Code:
echo "enter program name"
read input

ps -ef U username|grep $input | awk '{print $2}' | xargs killall

# 6  
Old 02-03-2008
No problem, glad to help.
Not sure what isn't working for You, but maybe this will ( if You have $USER set)

Code:
echo "enter program name"
read input

ps -ef U $USER|grep $input | awk '{print $2}' | xargs kill

If You use $2 instead of $9 You will print the process id instead of program name. So use kill instead.

/Lakris

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