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Created Nov 26, 2013
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Kill an Erlang process by node name
# Kill an Erlang process by node name
# e.g.: ekill my_node
# Check usage
if [ -z "$1" ]; then
echo "Usage: `basename $0` NODE_NAME"
exit 1
# Fetch input parameters
# Kill the Erlang process corresponding to a given node name
port=`epmd -names | awk -v name=$name '$2==name {print $5}'`
if [ -z "$port" ]; then
echo "ERROR: Node name not found: $1"
exit 1
pid=`lsof -i TCP:$port -s TCP:LISTEN | tail -n +2 | awk '{print $2}'`
kill $pid
exit 0
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