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

NAME
     killall --	kill processes by name

SYNOPSIS
     killall [-d -|-v] [-h -|-?] [-help] [-l] [-m] [-s]	[-SIGNAL] procname ...

DESCRIPTION
     Killall 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 an effective 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.  If the
		       option -d has been specified at least twice, the	effec-
		       tive UID, PID, and name of all processes	found in
		       procfs(5) will be listed	in addition.

	   -h -|-?

	   -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 insensitive)
		       regular expression against the names of processes found
		       in procfs(5).  CAUTION!	This is	dangerous, a single
		       dot will	match any process running under	the effective
		       UID of the caller.  The regular expression syntax in
		       effect is that used by perl(1).

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

	   -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.

ALL PROCESSES
     Sending a signal to all processes with uid	XYZ 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>)

DIAGNOSTICS
     The killall command will respond with a short usage message and exit with
     a status of 2 in case of a	command	error.	A status of 1 will be returned
     if	either no matching process has been found or not all processes have
     been signalled successfully.  Otherwise, a	status of 0 will be returned.

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

SEE ALSO
     kill(1), procfs(5)

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

AUTHORS
     The program has been contributed by Wolfram Schneider, this manual	page
     has been written by Joerg Wunsch.

FreeBSD	2.2			 June 25, 1995			   FreeBSD 2.2

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