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pkill

 
Signal process by name. Mostly used for stopping processes. More information: https://www.man7.org/linux/man-pages/man1/pkill.1.html.
 
  • Kill all processes which match:
     
    pkill "{{process_name}}"
     
  • Kill all processes which match their full command instead of just the process name:
     
    pkill -f "{{command_name}}"
     
  • Force kill matching processes (can't be blocked):
     
    pkill -9 "{{process_name}}"
     
  • Send SIGUSR1 signal to processes which match:
     
    pkill -USR1 "{{process_name}}"
     
  • Kill the main firefox process to close the browser:
     
    pkill --oldest "{{firefox}}"

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