Subject: Re: killall(1)
To: matthew green <email@example.com>
From: Matthias Buelow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/07/1999 05:11:28
matthew green wrote:
>i am only curious as to how killall(1) fits with othe OS's that have
>`killall' commands.... what are they and what do they do?
On FreeBSD and various Gnu/Linux distributions, killall kills all
running processes whose names match the one specified.
On Digital UNIX, however, killall is similar to kill -1, killing
all processes started by the user, except the calling one.
Other systems might produce similar results although I think the
first variant (kindof a symbolic kill) is the most useful one.