KillProc plug-in

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KillProc Plugin for NSIS (2006-12-16)

This plugin is intended for searching and killing processes. Useful if you want to kill all running instances of a certain application.


Functions

  • KillProc::FindProcesses - Enumerate all running instances of the specified process
  • KillProc::KillProcesses - Kills all running instances of the specified process


Parameters

  • $0: Specifies the name of the process to be killed (e.g. "foo.exe")


Return Values

  • $0: The number of processes found/killed
  • $1: The number of processes that could not be killed (-1 indicates serious problems)


Example

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   StrCpy $0 "foo.exe"
   DetailPrint "Searching for processes called '$0'"
   KillProc::FindProcesses
   StrCmp $1 "-1" wooops
   DetailPrint "-> Found $0 processes"
 
   StrCmp $0 "0" completed
   Sleep 1500
 
   StrCpy $0 "foo.exe"
   DetailPrint "Killing all processes called '$0'"
   KillProc::KillProcesses
   StrCmp $1 "-1" wooops
   DetailPrint "-> Killed $0 processes, failed to kill $1 processes"
 
   Goto completed
 
   wooops:
   DetailPrint "-> Error: Something went wrong :-("
   Abort

   completed:
   DetailPrint "Everything went okay :-D"
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