killall5 -- send a signal to all processes.
-signalnumber [-o omitpid[,omitpid..]]
is the SystemV killall command. It sends a signal to all
processes 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
- -o omitpid
- Tells killall5 to omit processes with that process id.
can also be invoked as pidof, which is simply a (symbolic) link
to the killall5
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).
Miquel van Smoorenburg, email@example.com