How to kill specific processes in Linux

In this tutorial, How to kill specific Processes in Linux? I use “ps -ef” command to display PID of the Processes. Linux the essential for DevOps Roles.

kill specific processes in Linux

For example, kill all PID of the browser Firefox. But not kill line “grep –color=auto firefox” as the picture below

Use ps command with “-ef” option the display PID of browser Firefox.

[huupv@huupv devopsroles]$ ps -ef | grep firefox

How to kill specific process in Linux

The only display PID of Firefox as command below

[huupv@huupv devopsroles]$ ps -ef | grep firefox | grep -v "grep" | awk '{print $2}'

The screen output terminal as below

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Using kill command to kill all Processes for Firefox as command line below

[huupv@huupv devopsroles]$ sudo kill -9 $(ps -ef | grep firefox | grep -v "grep" | awk '{print $2}')


Thought the article, How to kill specific processes in Linux as above. I hope will this your helpful. Thank you for reading the DevopsRoles page!

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