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NAME

       killall5 -- send a signal to all processes.

SYNOPSIS

       killall5 -signalnumber [-o omitpid[,omitpid..]]  [-o omitpid[,omitpid..]..]

DESCRIPTION

       killall5  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 directory.

OPTIONS

       -o omitpid
              Tells killall5 to omit processes with that process id.

NOTES

       killall5 can also be invoked as pidof, which is simply a (symbolic) link to  the  killall5
       program.

EXIT STATUS

       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).

SEE ALSO

       halt(8), reboot(8), pidof(8)

AUTHOR

       Miquel van Smoorenburg, miquels@cistron.nl

                                           04 Nov 2003                                KILLALL5(8)