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- The implementation supplied with genuine UNIX System V (including Solaris) and with the Linux sysvinit tools (as killall5) is a particularly dangerous command that kills all processes that the user is able to kill, effectively shutting down the system if run by root.
- The implementation supplied with the FreeBSD (including Mac OS X) and Linux psmisc tools is similar to the pkill and skill commands, killing only the processes specified on the command line.
Kill all processes (UNIX System V version)
Kill the GNOME Display Manager
Kill the Dock (restarts) (Mac OS X)
List all signals (FreeBSD/Linux version)
Send the USR1 signal to the dd process (FreeBSD/Linux version)
killall -s USR1 dd
Kill a process which is not responding (FreeBSD/Linux version)
killall -9 dd
- Linux User Commands Manual : kill processes by name –
- FreeBSD General Commands Manual –
- Darwin and Mac OS X General Commands Manual –