killall5(8) -- Linux man page

 

NAME

killall5 -- send a signal to all processes.  

SYNOPSIS

killall5 -signalnumber  

DESCRIPTION

killall5 is the SystemV killall command. It sends a signal to all processes except the processes in its own session, so it won't kill the shell that is running the script it was called from. Its primary (only) use is in the rc scripts found in the /etc/init.d directory.  

SEE ALSO

halt(8), reboot(8)  

AUTHOR

Miquel van Smoorenburg, miquels@cistron.nl