kill—Terminate a process
kill [ –s signal | –p ] [-a]pid …
kill -l [ signal ]
kill sends the specified signal to the specified process. If no signal is specified, the TERM signal is sent. The TERM signal will kill processes that do not catch this signal. For other processes, if may be necessary to use the KILL(9) signal because this signal cannot be caught.
Most modern shells have a built-in kill function.
|-s||Specify the signal to send. The signal may be given as a signal name or number.|
|-p||Specify that kill should only print the process ID (
|-l||Print a list of signal names. These are found in /