mysql_zap kills processes that match a pattern. It uses the ps command and Unix signals, so it runs on Unix and Unix-like systems.
Invoke mysql_zap like this:
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
q to exit
mysql_zap. For any other response,
mysql_zap does not attempt to kill the
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 understands the following additional options:
Display a help message and exit.
Force mode. mysql_zap attempts to kill each process without confirmation.
Test mode. Display information about each process but do not kill it.