kill

Basic Linux Command Example: 

 

Get help on Linux kill command.

 

   Linux kill command is use to send signal to stop process (stop running process) on Linux system.  The Linux kill command is one of bash shell built in command.  The command example below show how to get help on Linux kill command using shell command, this help show information on how to use the Linux kill command, the kill command options and the arguments that can be use with Linux kill command.

 

Get Linux kill command help

 

  Execute help command and the name of Linux command that we want the help file, the example below we execute help command to get help for kill command.

 

kill linux command

[linux@fedora11 ~]$ help kill

kill: kill [-s sigspec | -n signum | -sigspec] pid | jobspec ... or kill -l [sigspec]

    Send a signal to a job.

 

    Send the processes identified by PID or JOBSPEC the signal named by

    SIGSPEC or SIGNUM.  If neither SIGSPEC nor SIGNUM is present, then

    SIGTERM is assumed.

 

    Options:

      -s sig    SIG is a signal name

      -n sig    SIG is a signal number

      -l        list the signal names; if arguments follow `-l' they are

        assumed to be signal numbers for which names should be listed

 

    Kill is a shell builtin for two reasons: it allows job IDs to be used

    instead of process IDs, and allows processes to be killed if the limit

    on processes that you can create is reached.

 

    Exit Status:

    Returns success unless an invalid option is given or an error occurs.

[linux@fedora11 ~]$

 

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