Linux and Unix-like operating system come with the kill command to terminates stalled or unwanted processes without having to log out or restart the server.
The kill command sends the specified signal such as kill process to the specified process or process groups. If no signal is specified, the TERM signal is sent. Please note that kill command can be internal as part of modern shells built-in function or external located at /bin/kill. Usage and syntax remain similar regardless internal or external kill command.