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KILLALL(1)		FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual		    KILLALL(1)

NAME
     killall --	kill processes by name

SYNOPSIS
     killall [-delmsvz]	[-help]	[-j jail] [-u user] [-t	tty] [-c procname]
	     [-SIGNAL] [procname ...]

DESCRIPTION
     The killall utility kills processes selected by name, as opposed to the
     selection by PID as done by kill(1).  By default, it will send a TERM
     signal to all processes with a real UID identical to the caller of
     killall that match	the name procname.  The	super-user is allowed to kill
     any process.

     The options are as	follows:

     -d	| -v	  Be more verbose about	what will be done.  For	a single -d
		  option, a list of the	processes that will be sent the	signal
		  will be printed, or a	message	indicating that	no matching
		  processes have been found.

     -e		  Use the effective user ID instead of the (default) real user
		  ID for matching processes specified with the -u option.

     -help	  Give a help on the command usage and exit.

     -l		  List the names of the	available signals and exit, like in
		  kill(1).

     -m		  Match	the argument procname as a (case sensitive) regular
		  expression against the names of processes found.  CAUTION!
		  This is dangerous, a single dot will match any process run-
		  ning under the real UID of the caller.

     -s		  Show only what would be done,	but do not send	any signal.

     -SIGNAL	  Send a different signal instead of the default TERM.	The
		  signal may be	specified either as a name (with or without a
		  leading ``SIG''), or numerically.

     -j	jail	  Kill processes in the	specified jail.

     -u	user	  Limit	potentially matching processes to those	belonging to
		  the specified	user.

     -t	tty	  Limit	potentially matching processes to those	running	on the
		  specified tty.

     -c	procname  Limit	potentially matching processes to those	matching the
		  specified procname.

     -z		  Do not skip zombies.	This should not	have any effect	except
		  to print a few error messages	if there are zombie processes
		  that match the specified pattern.

ALL PROCESSES
     Sending a signal to all processes with the	given UID is already supported
     by	kill(1).  So use kill(1) for this job (e.g. ``kill -TERM -1'' or as
     root ``echo kill -TERM -1 | su -m <user>'').

IMPLEMENTATION NOTES
     This FreeBSD implementation of killall has	completely different semantics
     as	compared to the	traditional UNIX System	V behavior of killall.	The
     latter will kill all processes that the current user is able to kill, and
     is	intended to be used by the system shutdown process only.

EXIT STATUS
     The killall utility exits 0 if some processes have	been found and sig-
     nalled successfully.  Otherwise, a	status of 1 will be returned.

DIAGNOSTICS
     Diagnostic	messages will only be printed if requested by -d options.

SEE ALSO
     kill(1), pkill(1),	sysctl(3), jail(8)

HISTORY
     The killall command appeared in FreeBSD 2.1.  It has been modeled after
     the killall command as available on other platforms.

AUTHORS
     The killall program was originally	written	in Perl	and was	contributed by
     Wolfram Schneider,	this manual page has been written by Jorg Wunsch.  The
     current version of	killall	was rewritten in C by Peter Wemm using
     sysctl(3).

FreeBSD	10.1		       December	25, 2009		  FreeBSD 10.1

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | ALL PROCESSES | IMPLEMENTATION NOTES | EXIT STATUS | DIAGNOSTICS | SEE ALSO | HISTORY | AUTHORS

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