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pkill

Signal process by name. Mostly used for stopping processes. More information: https://www.man7.org/linux/man-pages/man1/pkill.1.html.

  • Kill all processes which match:

pkill -9 "{{process_name}}"

  • Kill all processes which match their full command instead of just the process name:

pkill -9 --full "{{command_name}}"

  • Send SIGUSR1 signal to processes which match:

pkill -USR1 "{{process_name}}"

  • Kill the main firefox process to close the browser:

pkill --oldest "{{firefox}}"