• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 344
  • Last Modified:

kill sessions/processes

hi.  i have a nightly job that runs and spawns several unix processes.  each process has the same user as the owner.  during development, sometimes i get many sessions hung at one time.  then i have to go through and kill them all one by one by saying kill <pid>.  is there a way that i can issue a kill command that will kill all sessions owned by the userid that i'm currently logged in as?  this is hp-ux. thanks.

1 Solution
A PID of -1 means kill all processes owned by the current user:

  kill -KILL -1

To kill all processes owned by another user requires super-user capabilities
(to su to that user):

  echo kill -KILL -1 | su -m <user>

Under HP-UX, it would be:
su - <user> -c kill -1
does HP-UX  have  the 'pidof' command ?

if so you can also use

kill `pidof progname`  

as in if you want to kill the  opera browser  

kill `pidof opera`

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Get your problem seen by more experts

Be seen. Boost your question’s priority for more expert views and faster solutions

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now