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SCO Unix Bulk Process Killer

SCO Unix Bulk Process Killer

SCO Unix Bulk Process Killer

I have a situation with one of my processes. It is a C executable that sends socket communication to another server as a receiver. When the receiving side gets hung or otherwise stops receiving my connects there is a long period until timeout. I am sending many socket connections per minute. What I ultimately end up with is a couple hundred "sender" processes queued up waiting for a timeout until they die a natural death.

What I am looking for is either command line ideas for a cmd or a script that will take the process name "sender" and do a kill -9 on them so I can clean up the mess when it happens without waiting for each to timeout naturally or kill them all with kill -9 [pid].

I realize I could just shorten the timeout but in some circumstances, I need the longer timeout.

Steve Bowman
Independent Technology, Inc.

RE: SCO Unix Bulk Process Killer

Do you have pgrep and/or pkill available?
PGREP(1)                         User Commands                        PGREP(1)

       pgrep,  pkill  -  look  up  or signal processes based on name and other

       pgrep [options] pattern
       pkill [options] pattern


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