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wikipedia:pkill command is used to send signals to process. pkill command allows the use of extended regular expression patterns and other matching criteria.

pkill is available at least in Linux, Solaris and in Ubuntu and Debian in procps package.

usage: pkill [-signal] [-ILfilnovx] [-F pidfile] [-G gid]
             [-P ppid] [-U uid] [-g pgrp]
             [-t tty] [-u euid] pattern ...

  -x          Require an exact match of the process name, or argument list
                if -f is given.  The default is to match any substring.

pkill -x ssh

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