Stop one or more running processes. (Kill)

      Stop-Process -name string[] [-passThru] [-Force]
            [-confirm] [-whatIf] [CommonParameters]
      Stop-Process [-id] Int32[] [-passThru] [-Force]
            [-confirm] [-whatIf] [CommonParameters]
      Stop-Process -inputObject Process[] [-passThru] [-Force]
            [-confirm] [-whatIf] [CommonParameters]
       Process name(s)
       Separate multiple process names with commas or use wildcard characters. 

   -id Int32
       Process ID(s) (PID). Use commas to separate multiple PIDs.
       To find the PID of a process, type "get-process".
       Accept a process object as input to Stop-Process.  
       A variable, command or expression that returns the process object(s)

       Pass the object created by Stop-Process along the pipeline. 

       Stop the specified processes without prompting for confirmation.
       By default, Stop-Process prompts for confirmation before stopping
       any process that is not owned by the current user.

       To find the owner of a process, use Get-WmiMethod to get
       a Win32_Process object that represents the process, and then
       use the GetOwner method of the object.

       Describe what would happen if you executed the command without
       actually executing the command.

       Prompt for confirmation before executing the command.

Standard Aliases for Stop-Process: kill, spps

Stop-Process works only on processes running on the local computer.

On Vista and later versions of Windows, to stop a process that is not owned by the current user, you must start PowerShell with "Run as administrator".


Stop all instances of the Notepad process:

PS C:\> stop-process -name notepad

Stop process ID# 6464 and prompt before stopping the process (this will display the process name first):

PS C:\> stop-process -id 6464 -confirm -passthru

Display processes that were running on the computer, but are now stopped:

PS C:\> get-process | where-object {$_.HasExited}

"Whom the gods love dies young" ~ Menander 300 BC

Related PowerShell Cmdlets:

Invoke-Command - Run commands on local and remote computers.
Start-Process - Start one or more processes, optionally as a specific user.
Get-Process - Get a list of processes on a machine.
Start-Process - Start one or more processes.
--% - Stop parsing input as PowerShell commands.
Equivalent bash command: kill - Stop a process from running.

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