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    Default How do I kill a process ?

    There have been instances when, I think it was Thunderbird, seemed to be stuck and I could not quit it in the normal way. It happened with another that I can't remember, might have been Amarok. Amarok is very slow and I will work on that later.
    But for now, what is a good tool that will show me the running processes and permit me to kill one ?

    thanks

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    Default Re: How do I kill a process ?

    Quote Originally Posted by hextejas View Post
    There have been instances when, I think it was Thunderbird, seemed to be stuck and I could not quit it in the normal way. It happened with another that I can't remember, might have been Amarok. Amarok is very slow and I will work on that later.
    But for now, what is a good tool that will show me the running processes and permit me to kill one ?

    thanks
    from the console:
    Code:
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    or, from the GUI:
    system monitor (KSysGuard).

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    Default Re: How do I kill a process ?

    On Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:16:02 +0000, hextejas wrote:

    > There have been instances when, I think it was Thunderbird, seemed to be
    > stuck and I could not quit it in the normal way. It happened with
    > another that I can't remember, might have been Amarok. Amarok is very
    > slow and I will work on that later.
    > But for now, what is a good tool that will show me the running processes
    > and permit me to kill one ?
    >
    > thanks


    "kill". see "man kill".

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    Default Re: How do I kill a process ?

    Simplest way in the GUI:

    Alt+F2 (to get a menu from which to run a command)
    xkill

    Your cursor will turn into an 'x'. Don't miss.... click on the app that
    you want to die and it will die pretty quickly.

    Good luck.

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    Default Re: How do I kill a process ?

    You can see a list of running processes with

    ps -A

    you will see a PID number this is the process ID

    to kill the process

    kill PID

    note you can only kill process you own.

    Also in the GUI
    Ksysguard is a nice GUI shows running process and you can kill from there

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    Default Re: How do I kill a process ?

    On Fri 23 Aug 2013 06:56:01 PM CDT, gogalthorp wrote:


    You can see a list of running processes with

    ps -A

    you will see a PID number this is the process ID

    to kill the process

    kill PID

    note you can only kill process you own.

    Also in the GUI
    Ksysguard is a nice GUI shows running process and you can kill from
    there


    Hi
    Use pidof instead of searching for the PIDor killall for example
    Code:
    kill -9 `pidof some-app`
    killall some-app
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