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18.TH KILLALL5 8 "04 Nov 2003" "" "Linux System Administrator's Manual"
19.SH NAME
20killall5 -- send a signal to all processes.
21.SH SYNOPSIS
22.B killall5
23.RB -signalnumber
24.RB [ \-o
40fc1ac0 25.IR omitpid[,omitpid..]]
a74aeac6 26.RB [ \-o
40fc1ac0 27.IR omitpid[,omitpid..].. ]
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28.SH DESCRIPTION
29.B killall5
30is the SystemV killall command. It sends a signal to all processes except
31kernel threads and the processes in its own session, so it won't kill
32the shell that is running the script it was called from. Its primary
33(only) use is in the \fBrc\fP scripts found in the /etc/init.d directory.
34.SH OPTIONS
35.IP "-o \fIomitpid\fP"
36Tells \fIkillall5\fP to omit processes with that process id.
37.SH NOTES
38\fIkillall5\fP can also be invoked as pidof, which is simply a
39(symbolic) link to the \fIkillall5\fP program.
40.SH EXIT STATUS
41The program return zero if it killed processes. It return 2 if no
42process were killed, and 1 if it was unable to find any processes
43(/proc/ is missing).
44.SH SEE ALSO
45.BR halt (8),
46.BR reboot (8),
47.BR pidof (8)
48.SH AUTHOR
49Miquel van Smoorenburg, miquels@cistron.nl