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Bash functions to list and kill or send signals to process trees

Posted 03-31-2012 at 11:54 PM by konsolebox
Updated 06-14-2015 at 08:54 AM by konsolebox

These functions can be used in scripts or interactive shells to manipulate process trees. At least bash version 3.0 is needed. May also work with some earlier versions.

kill_tree - Creates a list of processes based from a parent process ID first then sends the signal to all of them synchronously.

kill_tree_2 - Same as killtree but it doesn't create a list first. It immediately kills processes as it goes through every level.

kill_tree_3 - This version...
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