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ps aux | grep java | grep <appName> | grep -v grep | awk '{ print"kill -9 "$2 }' | sh

Mike Schrag

I just use

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ps auxww

which will show the full commandline. You can see the app name from this view.

Fabian Peters

On FreeBSD one needs to set


Alternatively, one can use Johan's script below.

Johan Henselmans

I have written a small script that uses lsof to find the process by looking at some specific file that is opened, the returned processes can then be used to kill the process