parkill(1) Kill all processes running a specified command


parkill [ -debug ] [ -verbose ] [ -user=name ] program


parkill kills all processes running a specified command.

Many systems also have the "killall" command; this should be used instead if it is available.

This script relies on the ps command; where possible, it uses the /proc/<pid>/cmdline interface to more reliably access the commandline (to avoid matching command line parameters as if they were functions).


Print debug information.
Be verbose.
Only kill processes belonging to a particular user. Root privileges are required for this option.


This manpage was written by Torquil Macdonald SF8rensen <[email protected]>, by copying from src/env/ in the MPICH sources.