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KILLALL5(8)           Linux System Administrator's Manual          KILLALL5(8)



NAME
       killall5 -- send a signal to all processes.

SYNOPSIS
       killall5 -signalnumber [-o omitpid] [-o omitpid..]

DESCRIPTION
       killall5  is the SystemV killall command. It sends a signal to all pro-
       cesses except kernel threads and the processes in its own  session,  so
       it  won't kill the 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  no
       process  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, miquels@cistron.nl



                                  04 Nov 2003                      KILLALL5(8)