killall

Send kill signal to all instances of a process by name (must be exact name). All signals except SIGKILL and SIGSTOP can be intercepted by the process, allowing a clean exit.

Install

All systems
curl cmd.cat/killall.sh
Debian Debian
apt-get install psmisc
Ubuntu
apt-get install psmisc
Alpine
apk add psmisc
Arch Arch Linux
pacman -S psmisc
image/svg+xml Kali Linux
apt-get install psmisc
CentOS
yum install psmisc
Fedora
dnf install psmisc
Raspbian
apt-get install psmisc
Docker
docker run cmd.cat/killall killall powered by Commando

Send kill signal to all instances of a process by name (must be exact name). All signals except SIGKILL and SIGSTOP can be intercepted by the process, allowing a clean exit.

  • Terminate a process using the default SIGTERM (terminate) signal:
    killall process_name
  • List available signal names (to be used without the 'SIG' prefix):
    killall --list
  • Interactively ask for confirmation before termination:
    killall -i process_name
  • Terminate a process using the SIGINT (interrupt) signal, which is the same signal sent by pressing `Ctrl + C`:
    killall -INT process_name
  • Force kill a process:
    killall -KILL process_name

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