Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.


  Search this Thread
Old 05-06-2004, 12:45 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Austria
Distribution: RH9 mdk10 Gentoo!
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
small bash script to kill a PID

Hello community!

tried to write a bash script which kill a certain PID

I tried to find out the PID wich works with
[root@pc20416 tmp]# pidof xmms
for instance
now I like to kill this PID to shut down wvdial and finist the modem connection.

[root@pc20416 tmp]# x=pidof xmms
opens a new xmms instead of killing it!

thanks for help!
Old 05-06-2004, 02:10 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Sweden
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 3,032

Rep: Reputation: 58
You want to use command substitution, which is done with backticks in Bash:
xmmspid=`pidof xmms`      # note backticks, not quotes!
kill $xmmspid

Old 05-06-2004, 05:18 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Austria
Distribution: RH9 mdk10 Gentoo!
Posts: 10

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
this works!!

thank you very much!!
Old 05-06-2004, 09:28 PM   #4
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 493

Rep: Reputation: 30

killall name_of_running_prog


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PID Kill Script or command ? Webmin rapture_1 Linux - General 1 11-02-2005 11:11 AM
Very small bash script enemorales Programming 8 02-25-2005 02:47 AM
bash script, monitoring running PID? thebover Programming 4 08-26-2004 02:42 PM
how do i kill a process from inside a bash script? mikaelo Programming 4 05-28-2004 08:51 AM
BASH script inform user and kill process mounters Programming 3 02-11-2002 04:57 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:57 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration