killall - sends a signal to all processes running any of the specified commands.

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Kill program when VPN is running

There is a program that I need to not have running when my VPN is running. I don't want to resort to closing it manually every time, because I might forget sometime. I would like to guarantee that ...
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Why does killall (sometimes?) needs to be applied twice?

Why does killall (sometimes?) need to be applied twice? Here's an example where a "double" killall is needed to end the process. When and why does a process needed to be killed "twice"? What happens ...
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Kinder / gentler / subtler equivalent alternative to killall (e.g. “endall”)?

How do I end all processes with the same name in a more gentle way than killall does? I don't want to interrupt the processes, but leave them time to properly quit. See also: How do I kill ...
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how can I see background process in Ubuntu? And kill unnessary processes?

In windiws by using Task manager we can see how many .exe files are runing. Also in command prompt we use tasklist command to see processes. In ubuntu how can I see all processes? and kill unwanted ...
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Is sudo killall -u lightdm safe?

I realized that my server has many processes runned by lightdm: Can i killall processes from lightdm? Is sudo killall -u lightdm safe?
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How to create a command script to run by clicking an icon [duplicate]

Essentially what I want to do is generate an icon so I can kill Chrome from it. I know the command I want to use is killall chrome but i want to run it from a desktop icon.
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How to kill captmon2?

I used the command top to find my active processes : top - 02:54:56 up 8:12, 3 users, load average: 1,54, 1,95, 2,46 Tasks: 237 total, 2 running, 235 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie %Cpu(s): ...
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starting and killing evince process in a loop

I have certain PDF files. I want to inspect each of them for 20 seconds. The way I was trying to do that is like following: for file in *.pdf; do echo $file; evince $file; sleep 20s; killall evince; ...
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Change Gsetting with script on Logout

System : Ubuntu Raring Ringtail (13.04) from fresh installation. Purpose : Main : Change gsetting (desktop wallpaper) with script on user logout. What's I've Done : (carefully read) I try to stop ...
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killall doesn't kill all and rarely kills, what is the command for then?

I occasionally use the killall command to kill processes. The reason why I say ocassionally is that in some cases it hasn't worked for me. A recent example was with thunderbird where there were about ...