KILLALL(1M) Maintenance Commands KILLALL(1M)


NAME


killall - kill all active processes

SYNOPSIS


/usr/sbin/killall [signal]


DESCRIPTION


killall is used by shutdown(1M) to kill all active processes not directly
related to the shutdown procedure.


killall terminates all processes with open files so that the mounted file
systems will be unbusied and can be unmounted.


killall sends signal (see kill(1)) to the active processes. If no signal
is specified, a default of 15 is used.


The killall command can be run only by the super-user.

SEE ALSO


kill(1), ps(1), fuser(1M), shutdown(1M), signal(3C), attributes(5)


September 14, 1992 KILLALL(1M)