Construct kill command

Running Oracle under Solaris 9.  After i shutdown Oracle, sometimes there are still processes running in the ORACLE_HOME such as java or perl.  I need a command that would run sort of like a ps -fu oracle.  Then pipe that to a grep for a /u01/app/oracle.  If it found that line, take the process id and issue a kill -9 for that process id.
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ps -fu oracle | grep /u01/app/oracle | grep -v grep | grep -v PID | tr -s " " | cut -d " " -f3 | xargs kill -9


ps -u oracle | grep /u01/app/oracle | grep -v grep | grep -v PID | sed 's/^ *//' | cut -d" " -f1 | xargs kill -9

Check the output of ps -fu oracle and ps -u oracle and make adjustment to -f3 and -f1

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You can simply do:

kill -9 `ps -fu oracle -o pid,args | grep /u01/app/oracle | awk '{print $1}'`
Do you really need to do a kill -9?
Are there other Oracle processes when you shut it down that you need to keep running?
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Two thoughts:

1) I agree with Tintin, kill -9 is sloppy and should only be used when necessary.

2) Anything wrong with using pgrep and pkill ???
My second question was to find out whether pgrep and pkill would be appropriate.
xoxomosAuthor Commented:
The backup itself runs under oracle.  Thanks, i didn't think about that.
But they would not be running under /u01/app/oracle. (ORACLE_HOME).  They'd run under /sysadmin/oracle (HOME),
Still now that i hear kill -9 is 'sloppy', how does this other work?
xoxomosAuthor Commented:
let me close this one and post that as seperate question.
kill -9 should only be used as a last resort for processes that don't die nicely.

Doing a standard kill (which is actually kill -15), gives the process a chance to clean itself up nicely (assuming it has been written with properly signal handling).  Using kill -9 means kill the process immediately.
I usually use the analogy of:

A kill -9 is like cutting a chicken's head off.  You don't know if the chicken will die gracefully or spray blood all over the place while the body runs aimlessly around your kitchen making a general mess of things.

I love that analogy!
me too !
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