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killall(8)							    killall(8)

       killall	-  Terminates  all  processes  started by the user, except the
       calling process

       /usr/sbin/killall [- | [-]signal_name |	-signal_number]

       /usr/sbin/killall -l

       The hyphen character (without an argument) sends a SIGTERM signal  ini‐
       tially  and  then  sends a SIGKILL signal to all processes that survive
       for 30 seconds after receipt of the first signal. This gives  processes
       that  catch  the	 SIGTERM  signal an opportunity to clean up.  A signal
       name, optionally preceded by a hyphen, sends the	 specified  signal  to
       processes.   The hyphen character (with a signal number argument) sends
       the specified signal, either a name, stripped of the SIG	 prefix	 (such
       as  KILL),  or a number (such as 9). For information about signal names
       and numbers, see the signal() system call.

	      In the System V habitat, the optional  signal  number  does  not
	      have  to	be  preceded with a hyphen (-).	 Lists signal names in
	      numerical order (as given in  the	 /usr/include/signal.h	file),
	      stripped of the common SIG prefix.

       This  command provides a convenient means of killing all processes cre‐
       ated by the shell that you control.  When started by the superuser, the
       killall	command	 kills	all  processes	that can be terminated, except
       those processes that started it, the kernel processes, and processes  0
       and 1(init).

   Security Configuration
       This command is modified in all security configurations of the system.

       To stop all background processes that have started, enter: killall

	      This  sends  all background processes signal 9 (the kill signal,
	      also called SIGKILL).  To stop all background processes,	giving
	      them a chance to clean up, enter: killall -

	      This sends signal 15 (SIGTERM), waits 30 seconds, and then sends
	      signal 9 (SIGKILL).  To send a specific signal to the background
	      processes, enter: killall -2

	      This  sends  signal  2 (SIGINT) to the background processes.  To
	      list the signal names in numerical order, stripped  of  the  SIG
	      prefix, enter: killall -l

	      This  displays  a list of signals, which may vary from system to

       Specifies the command path

       Functions: kill(2), sigaction(2), signal(2)


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