kill command in Linux with Examples

kill command means Terminate a process (kill PID_of_target_process).

Syntax

kill [-signal|-s signal|-p] [-q value] [-a] [–] pid|name…
kill -l [number] | -L

In man page the describe it

  • kill– terminate a process.
  • man kill – More details information about kill command.

kill command in Linux with Examples

# kill -9  1234

To display all the available signalsadd new files to the existing zip file

[vagrant@DevopsRoles ~]$ kill -l
  1) SIGHUP     2) SIGINT   3) SIGQUIT  4) SIGILL   5) SIGTRAP
  6) SIGABRT     7) SIGBUS   8) SIGFPE   9) SIGKILL 10) SIGUSR1
 11) SIGSEGV    12) SIGUSR2 13) SIGPIPE 14) SIGALRM 15) SIGTERM
 16) SIGSTKFLT    17) SIGCHLD 18) SIGCONT 19) SIGSTOP 20) SIGTSTP
 21) SIGTTIN    22) SIGTTOU 23) SIGURG  24) SIGXCPU 25) SIGXFSZ
 26) SIGVTALRM    27) SIGPROF 28) SIGWINCH    29) SIGIO   30) SIGPWR
 31) SIGSYS    34) SIGRTMIN    35) SIGRTMIN+1  36) SIGRTMIN+2  37) SIGRTMIN+3
 38) SIGRTMIN+4    39) SIGRTMIN+5  40) SIGRTMIN+6  41) SIGRTMIN+7  42) SIGRTMIN+8
 43) SIGRTMIN+9    44) SIGRTMIN+10 45) SIGRTMIN+11 46) SIGRTMIN+12 47) SIGRTMIN+13
 48) SIGRTMIN+14    49) SIGRTMIN+15 50) SIGRTMAX-14 51) SIGRTMAX-13 52) SIGRTMAX-12
 53) SIGRTMAX-11    54) SIGRTMAX-10 55) SIGRTMAX-9  56) SIGRTMAX-8  57) SIGRTMAX-7
 58) SIGRTMAX-6    59) SIGRTMAX-5  60) SIGRTMAX-4  61) SIGRTMAX-3  62) SIGRTMAX-2
 63) SIGRTMAX-1    64) SIGRTMAX

Conclusion

kill command is the simple the command in Linux. It is the most popular in use terminal Linux terminate a process.

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