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       killall - Kill all instances of a process by pattern matching the command-line


               use Proc::Killall;

               killall('HUP', 'xterm'); # SIGHUP all xterms
               killall('KILL', '^netscape$'); # SIGKILL to "netscape"


       This module provides one function, "killall()", which takes two parameters: a signal name
       or number (see "kill()") and a process pattern. This pattern is matched against the
       process' command-line as the "ps" command would show it ("ps" is not used internally,
       instead a package called "Proc::ProcessTable" is used).

       "killall" searches the process table and sends that signal to all processes which match
       the pattern. The return value is the number of processes that were successfully signaled.
       If any kills failed, the $! variable will be set based on that last one that failed (even
       if a successful kill happened afterward).


       Written in 2000 by Aaron Sherman <>

       "Proc::Killall" is copyright 2000 by Aaron Sherman, and may be distributed under the same
       terms as Perl itself.


       "Proc::ProcessTable" is required for "Proc::Killall" to function.


       perl, perlfunc, perlvar, Proc::ProcessTable