kill - report process status
kill pid ... Send SIGTERM to every process listed.
kill signal pid ... Send a signal to every process listed.
kill -s signal pid ... Send a signal to every process listed.
kill -l List all signal names.
kill -l signal Convert a signal number into a name.
The default signal for kill is TERM. Use -l or -L to list available
signals. Particularly useful signals include HUP, INT, KILL, STOP,
CONT, and 0. Alternate signals may be specified in three ways: -9
The signals listed below may be available for use with kill. When
known constant, numbers and default behavior are shown.
Name Num Action Description
ALRM 14 exit
HUP 1 exit
INT 2 exit
KILL 9 exit this signal may not be blocked
PIPE 13 exit
TERM 15 exit
STKFLT exit may not be implemented
PWR ignore may exit on some systems
TSTP stop may interact with the shell
TTIN stop may interact with the shell
TTOU stop may interact with the shell
STOP stop this signal may not be blocked
CONT restart continue if stopped, otherwise ignore
ABRT 6 core
FPE 8 core
ILL 4 core
QUIT 3 core
SEGV 11 core
TRAP 5 core
SYS core may not be implemented
EMT core may not be implemented
BUS core core dump may fail
XCPU core core dump may fail
XFSZ core core dump may fail
Your shell (command line interpreter) may have a built-in kill command.
You may need to run the command described here as /bin/kill to solve
kill -9 -1
kill -l 11
kill 123 543 2341 3453
top(1) skill(1) kill(2) renice(1) nice(1)
This command meets appropriate standards. The -L flag is Linux-specific.
Albert Cahalan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote kill in 1999 to replace the
version that was not standards compliant. Michael K. Johnson <email@example.com> is the current maintainer of the procps collection.
Please send bug reports to <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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