kill

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kill is a command that is used in Linux and other operating systems to send signals to running processes. kill commands allows to send SIGKILL (kill -9 PID) signal that cause the process to terminate immediately (kill).

Linux Examples[edit]

"Kill" a process (send SIGKILL signal)

  • kill -9 56568 or kill -KILL 56568 or kill -s KILL 56568

Send SIGTERM signal

  • kill -15 56568 or kill -TERM 56568 or kill -s TERM 56568

Kill al process that belongs to a user:

  • kill -9 `lsof -t -u USERNAME`
  • Suspend process: kill -SIGSTOP PID
  • Resume process: kill -SIGCONT PID

Jobs:

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