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I started a script on a server using "at": at now < script.sh My problem is, that the script repeatedly starts new processes. Is it possible to stop the whole script instead of killing the single processes using "top"? I can not find the running script using "top", "bg" or "ps aux". I could not find a solution using google, only solutions to kill foreground jobs are offered.

Killing the process id at now < script.sh & spills out does not work either:

user@linux:$ at now < script.sh &
[1] 16428
warning: commands will be executed using /bin/sh
user@linux:$ job 3 at Sat Sep 10 11:58:00 2016

[1]+  Fertig                  at now < script.sh
user@linux:$ kill 16428
bash: kill: (16428) - Kein passender Prozess gefunden

"Kein passender Prozess gefunden" means "no matching process found".

  • What if you did at now < script.sh & and killed the PID it spits out? – cutrightjm Sep 9 '16 at 21:47
  • The at program just submits your commands for execution and exits immediately, so its pid is useless; the execution is done by a different process(es). While running it(they) should show in BSD-style ps ax but might be easier to find if you use ATT-style ps -fu yourusernameornumber and focus on the entries with ? under TTY. – dave_thompson_085 Sep 10 '16 at 11:52
  • you confuse & ( background job/process in same shell ) and at (detached shell). I would advise to use either at now < script.sh or script.sh & depending on your need. – Archemar Sep 12 '16 at 13:01
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dave_thompson_085 is correct with his comment. Using ps -fu yourusernameornumber I could find the script's processes (including PID) called "sh". I could stop them by kill <PID>.

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