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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)