process killer

From their README


Kill Process is an Alfred 2 workflow that makes it easy to kill misbehaving processes. It is, in essence, a way to easily find processes by name and kill them using kill -9.


  • Autocompletes process names
  • Supports argument filtering (process:arg)
  • Learns and prioritizes processes you kill frequently
  • Shows icons when possible
  • Shows CPU usage
  • Shows process paths
  • Ignores case
  • Kills all processes with matching names on cmd+return
  • Supports Alleyoop updating.

screenshot: `kill it` screenshot: `kill chr:type=pp`


  1. Type kill into Alfred followed by a space.
  2. Begin typing the name of the process you want to kill.
  3. When you see the process you want to kill, select it from the list as usual.
  4. Press return to kill the selected process.
    Alternatively, press cmd+return to kill all processes with the same name as the selected one.

To filter by argument, add a colon and the argument you want to target (or a snippet of it) after your processes name (see the second screenshot).


Download version 1.2. Open Kill Process.alfredworkflow and Alfred will walk you through the installation process. No configuration is necessary.

Making Changes

Editing the Script

The ruby script that powers Kill Process is script.rb. For testing, add a value for theQuery in the first line. Be sure that the subsequent theQuery = "{query}" is commented out. This allows you to hard-code a search query instead of taking what the user has typed from Alfred. See the comments in the script for more info.

Applying Changes to the Workflow

  1. Be sure that the first line in the script setting theQuery is commented out and that the second line (theQuery = "{query}") is not commented out.
  2. Open the Workflows tab of Alfred's Preferences.
  3. Select the Kill Process workflow on the left.
  4. Double click the first box ('kill Script Filter').
  5. Paste your script into the 'Script' box at the bottom.
  6. Click Save.

Alleyoop Support

If your updates are big enough to justify a new release, please update the Alleyoop support files for auto-updating.

  1. Update current-version.json with the new version number (a float) and a short description of the changes.
  2. Update update.json with the new version number.
  3. Copy the new update.json into the workflow's folder in Finder.


WTFPL, of course.