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Linux script, can I improve this while loop ( or is this good )

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I wrote the following script to kill all existing java processes

pkill -9 java
while [ $? -eq 0 ]
do
   pkill -9 java
done

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This works well, I was just wondering if there is a more elegant way in which to write it

Is there a method to  place the 'pkill -9 java' into the 'while' line inside the brackets ?

Is there a shorter way to write this?

Thanks
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