kill

Kill a process using the process id.

Signature

> kill (pid) ...rest --force --quiet --signal

Parameters

  • pid: process id of process that is to be killed
  • ...rest: rest of processes to kill
  • --force: forcefully kill the process
  • --quiet: won't print anything to the console
  • --signal {int}: signal decimal number to be sent instead of the default 15 (unsupported on Windows)

Examples

Kill the pid using the most memory

> ps | sort-by mem | last | kill $in.pid

Force kill a given pid

> kill --force 12345

Send INT signal

> kill -s 2 12345