From Issue #45January 1998
I am trying to kill all child processes without the parent. Lets just say it is bash that is running multiple times. I want to kill all of the child processes for bash but leave the parent running. Does anyone know how I can do that. I have tried the multiple commands and they either don't work or they kill everything. Any suggestions?
To kill by process name, use pkill -signal
pkill processname -signal
I always thought that kill -SIGKILL would kill any process, until I started plugging USB drives into my machine. I keep having problems where they lockup and cannot be listed, unmounted or anything else. If I do an ls on the mounted file system, it never comes back. I can find the process id of the ls process, but kill -9 on that process id does nothing. Anyone have something stronger than kill -9?
i'm running leopard on my AlBook G4 1.5 how do you use the process name i.e. "safari" "firefox" in conjunction with kill/killall?