Subject: Re: killall(1)
To: matthew green <>
From: Matthias Buelow <>
List: tech-userlevel
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.