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request system process terminate



Terminate any process that you specify with the process identification number (process ID or pid). The request system process terminate command is an alternative to using the restart command. The restart command terminates and restarts a process that you specify by process name, but limits you to only certain well-known processes.


Caution: Never terminate a software process unless instructed to do so by a customer support engineer. Restarting processes could cause unknown system behavior resulting in partial or complete traffic loss.

Use the show system processes command to display a list of processes by process ID.



Identification number for a process.

  • Range: 1 through 99999

Required Privilege Level


Output Fields

When you enter this command, you are not provided feedback on the status of your request. You can use the show system processes extensive command to confirm the process that was terminated.

Sample Output

request system process terminate

Release Information

Command introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.