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we can use the following to kill process by name

$cat kill1
kill `ps|grep $1|awk '{print $1}'`

then we can call it by kill1 sleep

But there is a problem, it will kill all process named sleep. How can I change it so that it only kills a certain process, such as the third one or the first one?
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awk 'NR==1{print $1}'
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kill `ps|awk '($4 ~ /'$1'$/){print}'`
# keep in mind that you might get more than one process
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very good answer
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