Get chrome to prompt for restart after update

Wes James comptekki at
Fri Apr 11 15:24:45 UTC 2014

On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 9:03 AM, Sajan Parikh <sajan at> wrote:

> On 04/11/2014 09:58 AM, Wes James wrote:
>> I tried pkill chrome and pkill -f chrome and it does the same thing as
>> killall chrome.  I have to do it twice to kill all my chromes.  Doing it
>> once kills one of the chromes then I do it again and it kills the rest.
>>  wes
> If you do pkill -f first, it'll kill everything that matches.  The -f does
> the string search on the full command line, including arguments.  Without
> the -f it only does the first X characters or just the command name or
> something like that.
> If you want to check which PIDs you get back, use pgrep and pgrep -f and
> compare.  The -f will include the PIDs from pgrep without the -f as well.
> Sajan Parikh

I should have said I tried pkill twice (had to do it twice), loaded all the
chrome browser windows again and then had to do pkill -f twice - it was the
same for both.

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