Re: kill with regex?
On Son, 19 Jan 2003 at 15:40 (+0000), Hugh Saunders wrote:
> ps x gives a list of xine's which i would like to kill
> 1609 ? S 0:01 xine /dev/hdc
> 1610 ? S 0:00 xine /dev/hdc
> 1618 ? S 0:00 xine /dev/hdc
> 1619 ? S 0:00 xine /dev/hdc
> 1620 ? S 0:00 xine /dev/hdc
> kill 16*
The shell tries to expand this expression - it works only for
filenames. You must use commands that understand regex instead
(grep, sed, awk ...)
> which returned
> bash: kill: 16*: no such pid
> 1) is the regexp correct to match the pids of the processes?
> 2) how do i get kill or bash to realise its an expression?
kill `pidof xine`