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Send kill signal to all instances of a process by name (must be exact name). All signals except SIGKILL and SIGSTOP can be intercepted by the process, allowing a clean exit. More information:

  • Terminate a process using the default SIGTERM (terminate) signal:

killall {{process_name}}

  • List available signal names (to be used without the 'SIG' prefix):

killall --list

  • Interactively ask for confirmation before termination:

killall -i {{process_name}}

  • Terminate a process using the SIGINT (interrupt) signal, which is the same signal sent by pressing Ctrl + C:

killall -INT {{process_name}}

  • Force kill a process:

killall -KILL {{process_name}}