KILL(1)                                                   KILL(1)

     NAME
          kill - terminate a process with extreme prejudice

     SYNOPSIS
          kill [ -signo ] processid ...

     DESCRIPTION
          Kill sends signal 15 (terminate) to the specified processes.
          If a signal number preceded by `-' is given as first argu-
          ment, that signal is sent instead of terminate (see
          signal(2)). This will kill processes that do not catch the
          signal; in particular `kill -9 ...' is a sure kill.

          By convention, if process number 0 is specified, all members
          in the process group (i.e. processes resulting from the cur-
          rent login) are signaled.

          The killed processes must belong to the current user unless
          he is the super-user.  To shut the system down and bring it
          up single user the super-user may use `kill -1 1'; see
          init(8).

          The process number of an asynchronous process started with
          `&' is reported by the shell.  Process numbers can also be
          found by using ps(1).

     SEE ALSO
          ps(1), kill(2), signal(2)