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       ipcrm - remove certain IPC resources


       ipcrm [options]

       ipcrm {shm|msg|sem} id...


       ipcrm  removes  System  V  interprocess  communication  (IPC)  objects and associated data
       structures from the system.  In order to delete such objects, you must  be  superuser,  or
       the creator or owner of the object.

       System  V  IPC  objects are of three types: shared memory, message queues, and semaphores.
       Deletion of a message queue or semaphore object is immediate (regardless  of  whether  any
       process  still  holds  an  IPC identifier for the object).  A shared memory object is only
       removed after all currently attached processes have detached (shmdt(2))  the  object  from
       their virtual address space.

       Two syntax styles are supported.  The old Linux historical syntax specifies a three-letter
       keyword indicating which class of object is to be deleted, followed by  one  or  more  IPC
       identifiers for objects of this type.

       The  SUS-compliant  syntax  allows  the specification of zero or more objects of all three
       types in a single command line, with objects specified either by key or by identifier (see
       below).   Both  keys  and  identifiers may be specified in decimal, hexadecimal (specified
       with an initial '0x' or '0X'), or octal (specified with an initial '0').

       The details of the removes are described in  shmctl(2),  msgctl(2),  and  semctl(2).   The
       identifiers and keys can be found by using ipcs(1).


       -a, --all [shm] [msg] [sem]
              Remove  all  resources.   When  an  option  argument  is  provided,  the removal is
              performed only for the specified resource types.  Warning!  Do not use  -a  if  you
              are  unsure  how  the  software using the resources might react to missing objects.
              Some programs create these resources at startup and may not have any code  to  deal
              with an unexpected disappearance.

       -M, --shmem-key shmkey
              Remove  the  shared  memory  segment  created  with shmkey after the last detach is

       -m, --shmem-id shmid
              Remove the shared memory segment identified by  shmid  after  the  last  detach  is

       -Q, --queue-key msgkey
              Remove the message queue created with msgkey.

       -q, --queue-id msgid
              Remove the message queue identified by msgid.

       -S, --semaphore-key semkey
              Remove the semaphore created with semkey.

       -s, --semaphore-id semid
              Remove the semaphore identified by semid.

       -V, --version
              Display version information and exit.

       -h, --help
              Display help text and exit.


       In  its  first  Linux implementation, ipcrm used the deprecated syntax shown in the second
       line of the SYNOPSIS.  Functionality present in other *nix implementations  of  ipcrm  has
       since been added, namely the ability to delete resources by key (not just identifier), and
       to respect the same command-line syntax.  For backward compatibility the  previous  syntax
       is still supported.


       ipcs(1),  ipcmk(1),  msgctl(2),  msgget(2),  semctl(2),  semget(2),  shmctl(2),  shmdt(2),
       shmget(2), ftok(3)


       The ipcrm command is part of the util-linux package and is  available  from  Linux  Kernel
       Archive ⟨⟩.