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Possible to send kill signal to all processes with a given ppid?

I have found myself having to regularly send kill -STOP one million processes, but they all come from the same parent. Is there a smarter way to do this?
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How would one programmatically kill an application?

I'd like to write a little app to loop through a directory of powerpoint presentations. I figure a likely solution would perhaps require simply running powerpoint for say 30 mins and then killing it ...
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Schedule kill of port connections

We use VSS in our company, but have numerous cases were we can't backup the databases as users have locked them. Is there a way to schedule a kill of all connetions to the source safe service. Or any ...
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linux: kill all my processes but not this terminal

I want an easy way in linux to kill all my current processes. The problem with kill -9 -1 is that it also kills the current terminal. Is there an easy way to kill everything except the current ...
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PostgreSQL processes and the signals to which they respond

For PostgreSQL 8.3 and later, what are the processes that make up the server and that respond to a query? What signals do the various processes respond to and what effect do the signals have? What ...
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Un-killable user processes in Linux?

I use sshfs (fusermount) to connect remote mountpoints. When I forget to unmount them using... fusermount -u /REMOTE ...all processes which used the mountpoints hang. I try to kill them with ...