Howto: Linux kill and logout users

por | 8 Diciembre, 2007

Task: How to halt/stop user called didi

Type the skill command as follows:
# skill -STOP -u didi

You muse be root to stop other users.

Task: How to resume already halted user called didi

Send CONT single to user didi, type the following command:
# skill -CONT -u didi

Task: How to kill and logout user called didi

You can send KILL single, type the following command:
# skill -KILL -u didi

Task: Kill and logout all users

The ultimate command to kill and logout all users, type the following command:
# skill -KILL -v /dev/pts/*

Please note that send users warning message or logout notice using wall command to avoid data loss.