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    Default How to I bind the kill command?

    I want to bind the linux "KILL" command to CTRL + ALT + K.

    How do I go about doing this?

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    Default Re: How to I bind the kill command?

    Can you be a little more specific as to what you intend to do? Would this kill the current window? GNOME has a "force quit" panel applet, and I'm sure KDE has something similar.

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    Default Re: How to I bind the kill command?

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    Agreed.... how will you give it the PID? If you want a way to kill a
    window just run 'xkill' (Alt+F2 for the run dialog, then 'xkill').

    Good luck.





    On 02/21/2010 09:16 PM, chief sealth wrote:
    >
    > Can you be a little more specific as to what you intend to do? Would
    > this kill the current window? GNOME has a "force quit" panel applet, and
    > I'm sure KDE has something similar.
    >
    >

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    Default Re: How to I bind the kill command?

    neomaxi wrote:
    > I want to bind the linux "KILL" command to CTRL + ALT + K.
    >
    > How do I go about doing this?



    yes, you need to be a little more specific..
    are you asking for a way to kill a program running in a terminal
    window....OR are you asking for a way to kill a running instance of a
    program in an X window?

    say what you want, and say what desktop environment you are running if
    you are actually trying to kill an open window.....like, *if* running
    KDE and your (say) firefox is frozen just push Ctrl+Alt+Esc and the
    mouse pointer will turn into a skull and crossbones...place that over
    the window you wanna kill and left click...done! [this is the same
    skull and crossbones you get with Alt+F2 and type in xkill, and it
    should work in any desktop environment]

    if you want to change the binding for Ctrl+Alt+Esc to Ctrl+Alt+K in
    KDE, i guess that could be done, but why?

    now, if you talking about killing a program in a terminal, AB is right
    you gotta supply a target ID, see man kill..

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    Default Re: How to I bind the kill command?

    To kill a program, you need the process ID. This is called the PID. The other way to kill a program is killall. But even that requires the name of the application. So this key binding would have to pop up a box where the user would either enter the PID or the application name. Unless you want to do as palladium said, and redefine ctrl-alt-esc to ctrl-alt-k. kill(1): terminate process - Linux man page
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