kill -- signal processes found in list


kill [-pgroup] [signal] idlist


Sends a signal to each process in the list idlist, if permitted. signal, if present, is the signal number or the symbolic name of the signal; see signal(S) for details. The leading SIG is optional when the signal is specified by its symbolic name. The default for signal is 15, SIGTERM.

If -pgroup is specified, the numbers in idlist are taken as process group IDs and the signal is sent to all of the processes in that process group. A process group ID of 0 specifies the current process group.