There are a number of ways to kill a process if you know the name of the process. Here’s a couple different ways you can accomplish this. We are going to assume that the process we are trying to kill is named irssi linux

kill $(pgrep irssi)


killall -v irssi


pkill irssi


kill `ps -ef | grep irssi | grep -v grep | awk ‘{print $2}’`

These techniques can be useful in shell scripts, where you wouldn’t know the process ID and would need to restart or kill a process.


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