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4.6.15 mysql_zap — Kill Processes That Match a Pattern

mysql_zap kills processes that match a pattern. It uses the ps command and Unix signals, so it runs on Unix and Unix-like systems.

Invoke mysql_zap like this:

shell> mysql_zap [-signal] [-?Ift] pattern

A process matches if its output line from the ps command contains the pattern. By default, mysql_zap asks for confirmation for each process. Respond y to kill the process, or q to exit mysql_zap. For any other response, mysql_zap does not attempt to kill the process.

If the -signal option is given, it specifies the name or number of the signal to send to each process. Otherwise, mysql_zap tries first with TERM (signal 15) and then with KILL (signal 9).

mysql_zap supports the following additional options:

  • --help, -?, -I

    Display a help message and exit.

  • -f

    Force mode. mysql_zap attempts to kill each process without confirmation.

  • -t

    Test mode. Display information about each process but do not kill it.

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