[Novalug] Unable to terminate a vi program
macoafi at gmail.com
Sun Apr 26 20:31:28 EDT 2009
On Sunday 26 April 2009 8:21:00 pm William Sutton wrote:
> Aside from the fact that I suggested killall first, and the fact that I
> didn't know about pkill (nice to have another tool in the tool box), ps,
> grep, cut, xargs, and kill are very likely to be on any UNIX you come
> across. I don't know that about pkill.
Ah, I missed the killall note in there, sorry. I think pkill was created just
to avoid ps -ef | grep -v grep | grep foo | xargs kill ...because that's long.
I doubt it exists on your average non-GNU/Linux system, though, that's true.
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