KILL(1)                          User Commands                         KILL(1)

       kill - send a signal to a process

       kill [options] <pid> [...]

       The  default  signal  for kill is TERM.  Use -l or -L to list available
       signals.  Particularly useful signals include  HUP,  INT,  KILL,  STOP,
       CONT,  and  0.   Alternate  signals may be specified in three ways: -9,
       -SIGKILL or -KILL.  Negative PID values may be  used  to  choose  whole
       process  groups; see the PGID column in ps command output.  A PID of -1
       is special; it indicates all processes except the kill  process  itself
       and init.

       <pid> [...]
              Send signal to every <pid> listed.

       -s <signal>
       --signal <signal>
              Specify  the  signal to be sent.  The signal can be specified by
              using name or number.  The behavior of signals is  explained  in
              signal(7) manual page.

       -l, --list [signal]
              List  signal  names.   This  option has optional argument, which
              will convert signal number to signal name, or other way round.

       -L, --table
              List signal names in a nice table.

       NOTES  Your shell (command line interpreter) may have a  built-in  kill
              command.   You  may  need  to  run the command described here as
              /bin/kill to solve the conflict.

       kill -9 -1
              Kill all processes you can kill.

       kill -l 11
              Translate number 11 into a signal name.

       kill -L
              List the available signal choices in a nice table.

       kill 123 543 2341 3453
              Send the default signal, SIGTERM, to all those processes.

       kill(2), killall(1), nice(1), pkill(1), renice(1), signal(7), skill(1)

       This command meets appropriate standards.  The -L  flag  is  Linux-spe-

       Albert  Cahalan  <>  wrote kill in 1999 to replace a
       bsdutils one that was not  standards  compliant.   The  util-linux  one
       might also work correctly.

       Please send bug reports to <>

procps-ng                         2018-05-31                           KILL(1)
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