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fkill


Fabulously kill processes. Cross-platform.

Works on macOS (10.13 or later), Linux, Windows.

Install

$ npm install fkill

Usage

const fkill = require('fkill');

(async () => {
	await fkill(1337);
	console.log('Killed process');
})();

fkill('Safari');
fkill(':8080');

fkill([1337, 'Safari', ':8080']);

API

fkill(input, options?)

Returns a promise that resolves when the processes are killed.

input

Type: number | string | Array<number | string>

One or more process IDs/names/ports to kill.

To kill a port, prefix it with a colon. For example: :8080.

options

Type: object

force

Type: boolean
Default: false

Force kill the processes.

forceAfterTimeout

Type: number
Default: undefined

Force kill processes that did not exit within the given number of milliseconds.

tree

Type: boolean
Default: true

Kill all child processes along with the parent process. (Windows only)

ignoreCase

Type: boolean
Default: false

Ignore capitalization when killing a process.

Note that the case is always ignored on Windows.

silent

Type: boolean
Default: false

Suppress all error messages. For example: Process doesn't exist.

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