pkill command examples

pkill command examples

pgrep, pkill – look up or signal processes based on name and other attributes

Example 1: Find the process ID of the named daemon:

$ pgrep -u root named

Example 2: Make syslog reread its configuration file:

$ pkill -HUP syslogd

Example 3: Give detailed information on all xterm processes:

$ ps -fp $(pgrep -d, -x xterm)

Example 4: Make all netscape processes run nicer:

$ renice +4 $(pgrep netscape)


See renice examples

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