I would try first with a soft kill. Note: PID is the process ID of the program.
If that didn't worked, try the one below
kill -9 PID
The one below kills a process by the name of the running program rather than the PID.
Originally Posted by narasimhasrkr
but its killing another process suppose if i try to kill with processname sub processes in that process converting as daemon process and its not killing sub processes when killing parent process.
Not sure I understand your meaning above, but try the code below. But before you run it, read what it does first.
pkill -P $( pgrep program_name
This will kill a program's parent PID ( i.e the main program ) and it's child processes ( i.e other programs started by the main program ).
in bold with the name of the program or script you want to kill.
Remember, only the user who owns the process can kill the process. A user cannot kill another user's process. Only root can do that.