Linux "kill" Command Line Options and Examples
send signal to a process

The default signal for kill is TERM. Use -l or -L to list available signals. Particularly useful signals include HUP, INT, KILL, STOP, CONT, and 0.


kill [options] [...]

Command Line Options:

Specify the signal to be sent. The signal can be specified by using name or number. The behavior of signals is explained insignal(7) manual page.
kill --signal ...
List signal names. This option has optional argument, which will convert signal number to signal name, or other way round.
kill -l ...
List signal names in a nice table.NOTES Your shell (command line interpreter) may have a built-in kill command. You may need to run the command described here as/bin/kill to solve the conflict.EXAMPLESkill -9 -1Kill all processes you can kill.kill -l 11Translate number 11 into a signal name.kill -LList the available signal choices in a nice table.kill 123 543 2341 3453Send the default signal, SIGTERM, to all those processes.
kill -L ...