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       mysql_zap - kill processes that match a pattern


       mysql_zap [-signal] [-?Ift] pattern


       mysql_zap kills processes that match a pattern. It uses the ps command and Unix signals,
       so it runs on Unix and Unix-like systems.

       Invoke mysql_zap like this:

           shell> mysql_zap [-signal] [-?Ift] pattern

       A process matches if its output line from the ps command contains the pattern. By default,
       mysql_zap asks for confirmation for each process. Respond y to kill the process, or q to
       exit mysql_zap. For any other response, mysql_zap does not attempt to kill the process.

       If the -signal option is given, it specifies the name or number of the signal to send to
       each process. Otherwise, mysql_zap tries first with TERM (signal 15) and then with KILL
       (signal 9).

       mysql_zap supports the following additional options:

       ·   --help, -?, -I

           Display a help message and exit.

       ·   -f

           Force mode.  mysql_zap attempts to kill each process without confirmation.

       ·   -t

           Test mode. Display information about each process but do not kill it.


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