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Old 02-02-2006, 06:49 AM   #1
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kill command in a pipe


Why I can't execute kill in a pipe?

Example: cat pids.txt | kill -9
Old 02-02-2006, 07:55 AM   #2
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Because the kill command needs a PID after it. Try using xargs.

cat pids.txt | xargs kill -9


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