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Old 09-03-2005, 06:24 PM   #1
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how to use kill to kill a batch of processes with same name?

hi i was trying to use a help menu in grip but the button was not responding so of course like an idiot i kept hitting it. I did ps -e and have several gnome-help processes running. what would be the best way to go about killing them? Is there a better way then just going thru and killing each process one by one by it's name?
Old 09-03-2005, 06:29 PM   #2
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don't know if this will work but try
killall -HUP gnome-help
Old 09-03-2005, 06:35 PM   #3
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yes that worked, thanks. It had the unpleasant effect of bringing up a "application unexpectedly quit" message. It wasn't bad because there wasn't that many i had to click the box away for but is there a way to suppress the error if i was in the situation that a process spawn hundreds of times (say from an error or a deliberate hack attack)? thanks for your quick reply.


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