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18 .TH KILLALL5 8 "04 Nov 2003" "" "Linux System Administrator's Manual"
19 .SH NAME
20 killall5 -- send a signal to all processes.
21 .SH SYNOPSIS
22 .B killall5
23 .RB -signalnumber
24 .RB [ \-o
25 .IR omitpid ]
26 .RB [ \-o
27 .IR omitpid.. ]
28 .SH DESCRIPTION
29 .B killall5
30 is the SystemV killall command. It sends a signal to all processes except
31 kernel threads and the processes in its own session, so it won't kill
32 the 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"
36 Tells \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
41 The program return zero if it killed processes. It return 2 if no
42 process 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
49 Miquel van Smoorenburg, miquels@cistron.nl