Section: Linux System Administrator's Manual (8)
Updated: 04 Nov 2003
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killall5 -- send a signal to all processes.
is the SystemV killall command. It sends a signal to all processes except
kernel threads and the processes in its own session, so it won't kill
the shell that is running the script it was called from. Its primary
(only) use is in the rc scripts found in the /etc/init.d directory.
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