OT - shell script to kill a process

Chris Sheffield cmsheffield at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 12:10:22 CDT 2007

Tried this. All parts seem to work except now I'm getting an  
"operation not permitted" error from the kill command. I'm running it  
with sudo, so I don't understand why this would happen. But I did  
verify that the correct pid is now getting returned. In fact, the  
entire error message reads, "kill: 1031: Operation not permitted",  
and 1031 is the correct pid.

Any other thoughts? :-(

On Jul 10, 2007, at 11:01 AM, Ken Ray wrote:

> Ah... actually use {print $1} (you want the first chunk)... so try  
> this:
> ps -awx | grep 'TextEdit' | grep -v 'grep' | awk '{print $1}' | xargs
> -I pid kill -9 pid

Chris Sheffield
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