In Unix, how can I quickly kill all the jobs I created under my current shell?
In Unix, to quickly kill all the jobs running under the
Korn shell (
ksh) or Bourne-again shell
bash, you may also use the following variant:
Under the C shell (
csh) and the TC shell (
there is no simple way to do this without writing an elaborate script on the
command line (starting another program/script to do this would be a
Note: You can add a
-KILL after the
kill commands above
to do a more forceful kill. Use this only if a simple
does not work (as
-KILL forces a quick, possibly ungraceful,
exit of the process).
At Indiana University, for personal or departmental Linux or Unix systems support, see At IU, how do I get support for Linux or Unix?
Last modified on September 30, 2008.