Section: Linux System Administrator's Manual (8)Updated: 04 Nov 2003Local indexUp
killall5 -- send a signal to all processes.
is the SystemV killall command. It sends a signal to all processes except
kernel threads and the processes in its own session, so it won't kill
the shell that is running the script it was called from. Its primary
(only) use is in the rc scripts found in the /etc/init.d directory.
Tells killall5 to omit processes with that process id.
killall5 can also be invoked as pidof, which is simply a
(symbolic) link to the killall5 program.
The program return zero if it killed processes. It return 2 if no
process were killed, and 1 if it was unable to find any processes
(/proc/ is missing).