KILLALL5(8) Linux System Administrators Manual KILLALL5(8)
killall5 -- send a signal to all processes.
killall5 is the SystemV killall command. It sends a signal to all pro
cesses except kernel threads and the processes in its own session, so
it wont kill the shell that is running the script it was called from.
Its primary (only) use is in the rc scripts found in the /etc/init.d
The program return zero if it killed processes. It return 2 if no pro
cess were killed, and 1 if it was unable to find any processes (/proc/
Miquel van Smoorenburg, firstname.lastname@example.org
04 Nov 2003 KILLALL5(8)