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I often do e.g.

sudo netstat -lpn |grep :8088

view the output

tcp6       0      0 :::8088                 :::*                    LISTEN      11189/java

and then

sudo kill -kill 11189

I'd like to have a more convenient command exactly like killatport 8088 that uses the tcp port number as a variable and that I can make as an alias to a pipeline that does what I want, but how do I get the PID from the output and pipe it to the kill command? I suppose I might be able to use awk to get the PID from the output from netstat, but how do I safeguard and make an exact port match so that the input 80 won't match 8080 and likewise? Should I make it a C program instead? Or is there already a small utility like this?

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Using SIGKILL is usually a bad idea. Any reason why you don't want the process to clean up after itself? –  geirha Feb 21 at 13:59
Stopping the server as mvn jetty:stop could fail if the instance has OutOfMemoryError. When I restart java servlets it happens that the port is not available even at a regular stop such as mvn jetty:stop. Sometimes the process can get OutOfMemoryError and won't free the TCP port at a regular shutdown such as mvn jetty:stop. –  Niklas rtz Feb 21 at 19:03
Still, mvn jetty:stop is not the same as sending SIGTERM, and the jvm should still be able to process SIGTERM even though its application(s) is out of mem. –  geirha Feb 21 at 21:50

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fuser can do that:

sudo fuser -KILL -k -n tcp 8088
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