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MYSQL_ZAP(1)                 MySQL Database System                MYSQL_ZAP(1)

       mysql_zap - kill processes that match a pattern

       mysql_zap [-signal] [-?Ift] pattern

       mysql_zap kills processes that match a pattern. It uses the ps command and Unix signals, so it runs on Unix and
       Unix-like systems.

       This program is deprecated as of MySQL 5.6.19 and is removed in MySQL 5.7.

       Invoke mysql_zap like this:

           shell> mysql_zap [-signal] [-?Ift] pattern

       A process matches if its output line from the ps command contains the pattern. By default, mysql_zap asks for
       confirmation for each process. Respond y to kill the process, or q to exit mysql_zap. For any other response,
       mysql_zap does not attempt to kill the process.

       If the -signal option is given, it specifies the name or number of the signal to send to each process.
       Otherwise, mysql_zap tries first with TERM (signal 15) and then with KILL (signal 9).

       mysql_zap supports the following additional options:

       ?   --help, -?, -I

           Display a help message and exit.

       ?   -f

           Force mode.  mysql_zap attempts to kill each process without confirmation.

       ?   -t

           Test mode. Display information about each process but do not kill it.

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MySQL 5.6                         07/08/2016                      MYSQL_ZAP(1)