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       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.

       -q, --queue value
              Use sigqueue(3) rather than kill(2) and the value argument is used  to  specify  an
              integer  to  be  sent  with  the  signal.  If the receiving process has installed a
              handler for this signal using the SA_SIGINFO flag to sigaction(2)  ,  then  it  can
              obtain this data via the si_value field of the siginfo_t structure.

       -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), sigqueue(3), skill(1)


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


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


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