There is two commands in Windows Server, kill and taskkill that seems to have similar functionality. But I want to know their exact differences and their usages.

Can anyone explain it?

  • There is no native 'kill' command in Windows.
    – Greg Askew
    Aug 1, 2016 at 16:28
  • But I can use such command in CMD. It looks like kill command in linux (its options are prefixed by dash). Where does it come from?
    – Ahmad
    Aug 1, 2016 at 18:17

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As Greg said, Windows doesn't have a native kill command, PowerShell has a alias kill for Stop-Process. If your cmd.exe responses to kill you have some external command somewhere in your path.

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