kill trees of processes

npm install tree-kill
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Tree Kill

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


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

In this example we kill all the children processes of the process with pid 1, including the process with pid 1 itself.


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

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 Windows, this uses 'taskkill /pid PID /T /F' to kill the process tree.


With npm do:

npm install tree-kill



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