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Ending a process in unix instead of interrupting it

When I task in Terminal, such as ping, how do I then stop this task (other than closing the Terminal window. In Windows, you can Ctrl+Break pretty much any terminal based process, but I can't figure out the way to do it on the Mac.

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marked as duplicate by John T, BinaryMisfit Feb 2 '10 at 18:56

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This was useful to me coming from Linux. I had no idea Ctrl+Break was what I needed on Windows :) – Jack O'Connor Oct 28 '15 at 14:18

Ctrl + C

Ctrl + C is a the standard *nix way of signaling a process to abort.

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Try Ctrl + C. Also, Ctrl + Z might help if you want to suspend a process.

For further information, man kill.

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