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man pages section 8: System Administration Commands

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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

killall(8)

Name

killall - kill all active processes

Synopsis

/usr/sbin/killall [signal]

Description

killall is used by shutdown(8) to kill all active processes not directly related to the shutdown procedure.

killall terminates all processes with open files so that the mounted file systems will be unbusied and can be unmounted.

killall sends signal (see kill(1)) to the active processes. If no signal is specified, a default of 15 is used.

The killall command can be run only by the super-user.

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Availability
system/core-os

See Also

kill(1), ps(1), signal(3C), attributes(7), fuser(8), shutdown(8)