Łukasz Lew Łukasz Lew - 5 months ago 20
Linux Question

How to kill all processes with a given partial name?

I want to kill all processes that I get by:

ps aux | grep my_pattern


How to do it?

This does not work:

pkill my_pattern

Answer

Use pkill -f, which matches the pattern for any part of the command line

pkill -f my_pattern
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