kill man page

kill — send signals to processes, or list signals


kill {{process_id}}

kill -l

kill -{{1|HUP}} {{process_id}}

kill -{{2|INT}} {{process_id}}

kill -{{9|KILL}} {{process_id}}

kill -{{17|STOP}} {{process_id}}


kill [-s SIGNAL | -SIGNAL] PID...
kill -l [SIGNAL]...
kill -t [SIGNAL]...


Send signals to processes, or list signals.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

-s, --signal=SIGNAL, -SIGNAL

specify the name or number of the signal to be sent
-l, --list
list signal names, or convert signal names to/from numbers
-t, --table
print a table of signal information
display this help and exit
output version information and exit

SIGNAL may be a signal name like 'HUP', or a signal number like '1', or the exit status of a process terminated by a signal. PID is an integer; if negative it identifies a process group.

NOTE: your shell may have its own version of kill, which usually supersedes the version described here. Please refer to your shell's documentation for details about the options it supports.


Written by Paul Eggert.

Reporting Bugs

GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
Report kill translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

See Also


Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/k…>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) kill invocation'

Referenced By

3proxy(8), ax25d(8), blktrace(8), darkstat(8), ezstream(1), forktest(6), fuser(1), killall(1), kissattach(8), ldattach(8), lp5250d(1), lsof(1), lxc.container.conf(5), m6pack(8), mkiss(8), nrsdrv(8), pgrep(1), pg_top(1), pmsignal(1), posix_spawn(3), povray(1), procenv(1), sge_checkpoint(5), sge_conf(5), sge_queue_conf(5), sigaction(2), signal(2), signal(7), skill(1), tcpdump(1), tcpdump(8), tgif.1x(1), timeout(1), t-prot(1), uucico(8), whowatch(1), xargs(1).

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GNU coreutils 8.25 October 2016