Kill All Processes PIDS For a Single User

If you have a single user with a problem pid, or simply kill a process is not enough and wish for whatever reason to remove/kill all PIDS for yourself (without booting yourself out in the process), a simple way to kill all active pids for a user is to do the following:

pkill –u username
pkill -u uid

And that’s all there is to it! The shutdown process that was hanging because of the zombie process mentioned above, immediately initiated after I executed the above kill.

To retrieve a user’s processes, use:


ps -fu username

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