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I want to ssh on a remote machine and kill all java process on that machine. I have authorized this machine to ssh on without password so I use command:

ssh remote "kill -9 `pgrep java`"

but I got:

bash: line 0:kill (23779) -No such process

How can I fix it?

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Running

ssh remote "kill -9 `pgrep java`"

will run the subprocess pgrep java on your machine, not the remote one. If you want to run it on the remote machine, you need to enclose the arguments with apostrophes instead of double quotes:

ssh remote 'kill -9 `pgrep java`'
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Just replace kill with pkill:

ssh remote "pkill java"
  • This is a workaround using different commands. The original problem is not resolved. See my answer. – Jakuje May 5 '17 at 5:49

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