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tree-kill

kill trees of processes

    1.2.2latest
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Tree Kill

Kill all processes in the process tree, including the root process.

Examples

Kill all the descendent processes of the process with pid 1, including the process with pid 1 itself:

var kill = require('tree-kill'); kill(1);

Send a signal other than SIGTERM.:

var kill = require('tree-kill'); kill(1, 'SIGKILL');

Run a callback when done killing the processes. Passes an error argument if there was an error.

var kill = require('tree-kill'); kill(1, 'SIGKILL', function(err) { // Do things });

You can also install tree-kill globally and use it as a command:

tree-kill 1 # sends SIGTERM to process 1 and its descendents tree-kill 1 SIGTERM # same tree-kill 1 SIGKILL # sends KILL instead of TERMINATE

Methods

require('tree-kill')(pid, [signal], [callback]);

Sends signal signal to all children processes of the process with pid pid, including pid. Signal defaults to SIGTERM.

For Linux, this uses ps -o pid --no-headers --ppid PID to find the parent pids of PID.

For Darwin/OSX, this uses pgrep -P PID to find the parent pids of PID.

For Windows, this uses 'taskkill /pid PID /T /F' to kill the process tree. Note that on Windows, sending the different kinds of POSIX signals is not possible.

Install

With npm do:

npm install tree-kill

License

MIT

Changelog

[1.2.2] - 2019-12-11

Changed

  • security fix: sanitize pid parameter to fix arbitrary code execution vulnerability

[1.2.1] - 2018-11-05

Changed

  • added missing LICENSE file
  • updated TypeScript definitions

[1.2.0] - 2017-09-19

Added

  • TypeScript definitions

Changed

  • kill(pid, callback) works. Before you had to use kill(pid, signal, callback)

[1.1.0] - 2016-05-13

Added

  • A tree-kill CLI

[1.0.0] - 2015-09-17

Added

  • optional callback
  • Darwin support

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What is tree-kill?

kill trees of processes

Is tree-kill popular?

The npm package tree-kill receives a total of 8,267,689 weekly downloads. As such, tree-kill popularity was classified as popular.

Is tree-kill well maintained?

We found that tree-kill demonstrated a not healthy version release cadence and project activity because the last version was released a year ago.It has 2 open source maintainers collaborating on the project.

Last updated on 11 Dec 2019

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