kill, slay, broke, dontkill – print commands to kill processes
prints commands that will cause all processes called
and owned by the current user to be terminated.
or pipe the output of
to execute the commands.
suggests sending a
note to the process; the same
message delivered to the process’s
is a surer, if heavy handed, kill,
but is necessary if the offending process is
command prints commands to do this.
prints commands that will cause all processes
and owned by
(by default, the current user)
to go away.
When a process dies because of an error caught by
the system, it may linger in the
state to allow examination with a debugger.
Executing the commands printed by
lets the system reclaim the resources used by
the broken processes.
flags processes matching the program name
as not to be killed in the event of memory
exhaustion. This is usually run from
to protect important system processes from