mysql_zap(1) — Linux manual page


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NAME         top

       mysql_zap - kill processes that match a pattern

SYNOPSIS         top

       mysql_zap [-signal] [-?Ift] pattern

DESCRIPTION         top

       mysql_zap kills processes that match a pattern. It uses the ps
       command and Unix signals, so it runs on Unix and Unix-like

       Invoke mysql_zap like this:

           shell> mysql_zap [-signal] [-?Ift] pattern

       A process matches if its output line from the ps command contains
       the pattern. By default, mysql_zap asks for confirmation for each
       process. Respond y to kill the process, or q to exit mysql_zap.
       For any other response, mysql_zap does not attempt to kill the

       If the -signal option is given, it specifies the name or number
       of the signal to send to each process. Otherwise, mysql_zap tries
       first with TERM (signal 15) and then with KILL (signal 9).

       mysql_zap supports the following additional options:

       •   --help, -?, -I

           Display a help message and exit.

       •   -f

           Force mode.  mysql_zap attempts to kill each process without

       •   -t

           Test mode. Display information about each process but do not
           kill it.

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       2010-2015 MariaDB Foundation

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SEE ALSO         top

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AUTHOR         top

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