kill man page on Gentoo

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KILL(1)				 User Commands			       KILL(1)

       kill - send a signal to a process

       kill [options] <pid> [...]

       The  default  signal  for kill is TERM.	Use -l or -L to list available
       signals.	 Particularly useful signals include  HUP,  INT,  KILL,	 STOP,
       CONT,  and  0.	Alternate  signals may be specified in three ways: -9,
       -SIGKILL or -KILL.  Negative PID values may be  used  to	 choose	 whole
       process	groups; see the PGID column in ps command output.  A PID of -1
       is special; it indicates all processes except the kill  process	itself
       and init.

       <pid> [...]
	      Send signal to every <pid> listed.

       -s <signal>
       --signal <signal>
	      Specify  the  signal to be sent.	The signal can be specified by
	      using name or number.  The behavior of signals is	 explained  in
	      signal(7) manual page.

       -l, --list [signal]
	      List  signal  names.   This  option has optional argument, which
	      will convert signal number to signal name, or other way round.

       -L, --table
	      List signal names in a nice table.

       NOTES  Your shell (command line interpreter) may have a	built-in  kill
	      command.	 You  may  need	 to  run the command described here as
	      /bin/kill to solve the conflict.

       kill -9 -1
	      Kill all processes you can kill.

       kill -l 11
	      Translate number 11 into a signal name.

       kill -L
	      List the available signal choices in a nice table.

       kill 123 543 2341 3453
	      Send the default signal, SIGTERM, to all those processes.

       kill(2), killall(1), nice(1), pkill(1), renice(1), signal(7), skill(1)

       This command meets appropriate standards. The  -L  flag	is  Linux-spe‐

       Albert  Cahalan	⟨⟩  wrote kill in 1999 to replace a
       bsdutils one that was not  standards  compliant.	  The  util-linux  one
       might also work correctly.

       Please send bug reports to ⟨⟩

procps-ng			 October 2011			       KILL(1)

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