problem killing a process with its pid

Richard Yang kusanagiyang at
Sun Sep 14 06:33:29 UTC 2008

I have been trying to kill the process by pulling
below are 3 typical examples among a couple dozens I tried

kill -9 $(
Illegal variable name

kill -9 '/var/run/'
kill: Arguments should be jobs or process id's

cat /var/run/ | kill -9
(no error returned, but natd process is still up)

could someone help?


Best Regards

Richard Yang
richardyang at
kusanagiyang at

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