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MAN page from Fedora 16 sysvinit-tools-2.88-5.dsf.fc16.x86_64.rpm

KILLALL5

Section: Linux System Administrator's Manual (8)
Updated: 04 Nov 2003
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NAME

killall5 -- send a signal to all processes. 

SYNOPSIS

killall5-signalnumber[-oomitpid[,omitpid..]][-oomitpid[,omitpid..]..] 

DESCRIPTION

killall5is the SystemV killall command. It sends a signal to all processes exceptkernel threads and the processes in its own session, so it won't killthe shell that is running the script it was called from. Its primary(only) use is in the rc scripts found in the /etc/init.d directory. 

OPTIONS

-o omitpid
Tells killall5 to omit processes with that process id.
 

NOTES

killall5 can also be invoked as pidof, which is simply a(symbolic) link to the killall5 program. 

EXIT STATUS

The program return zero if it killed processes. It return 2 if noprocess were killed, and 1 if it was unable to find any processes(/proc/ is missing). 

SEE ALSO

halt(8),reboot(8),pidof(8) 

AUTHOR

Miquel van Smoorenburg, miquelsAATTcistron.nl


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
NOTES
EXIT STATUS
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR

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