Linux Command


kill [-s signal|-p] [--] pid...


The command kill sends the specified signal to the specified process or
process group. If no signal is specified, the TERM signal is sent.
The TERM signal will kill processes which do not catch this signal.
For other processes, it may be necessary to use the KILL (9) signal,
since this signal cannot be caught.

Most modern shells have a builtin kill function, with a usage rather
similar to that of the command described here. The ‘-a’ and ‘-p’
options, and the possibility to specify pids by command name is a local

If sig is 0, then no signal is sent, but error checking is still per-

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