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 understands the following additional options:
Display a help message and exit.
Force mode. mysql_zap attempts to kill each process without confirmation.
Test mode. Display information about each process but do not kill it.
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