A Guide to Kill, Pkill and Killall Commands to Terminate a Process in Linux

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26 Responses

  1. ymkim says:

    Thank you very much.
    I was able to solve my problem, thanks to you.

  2. Martial says:

    Just to say thank you very much Avishek however I would like to know how the root can kill a specific process for an user, please can you give me with a scenario. Thanks again.

    • Ravi Saive says:

      First find the all the processes and Process IDs of particular users by running following command.

      # ps -aux | grep {user}

      And then kill the specific process by their process ID’s

  3. Stig says:

    Thanks a lot! Great guide!

  4. Vijay says:

    Very nice

  5. Don Porter says:

    Something is messed up. I’ve installed Varnish 3.0 via apt-get install running Raspbian on my Pi 2. For some reason, my “service” commands don’t work. ” sudo service varnish start” yields “varnish: unrecognized service”. Please advise how I can straighten this out. Thanks very much.

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