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.TH KILLALL5 8 "04 Nov 2003" "" "Linux System Administrator's Manual"
.SH NAME
killall5 -- send a signal to all processes.
.SH SYNOPSIS
.B killall5
.RB -signalnumber
.SH DESCRIPTION
.B killall5
is the SystemV killall command. It sends a signal to all processes except
kernel threads and the processes in its own session, so it won't kill
the shell that is running the script it was called from. Its primary
(only) use is in the \fBrc\fP scripts found in the /etc/init.d directory.
.SH SEE ALSO
.BR halt (8),
.BR reboot (8)
.SH AUTHOR
Miquel van Smoorenburg, miquels@cistron.nl