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Slay a type of process owned by a user
Need to kill a set of processes quick and dirty? Here's a somewhat safe way to do it.

Contributed by:
Unknown User anonymous2
[02/19/04 | Discuss (4) | Link to this hack]

user: foobar
process name: myprogram


kill `ps aux | grep -E '^foobar' | grep myprogram | awk '{ print $2 }'`

Of course, this is just killing a list of pids - you can use the line without the kill + backticks just to get a list of pids.

And always, there is the program 'slay', which will do this for you much easier. However, slay is not available on most systems so you're better off using this instead.

Haven't tested on a SysV ps.


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