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Kill the currently active window with a keyboard shortcut

How can I kill the currently active window with a command or keyboard shortcut? Alt+F4 closes a window, but first it will wait for the program to respond. Depending on the application, this may take ...
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How to find process stop time in linux?

I have one application which runs 24x7 in my system. But some how it was killed abruptly. I observe it 2 or 3 times from last 10 days. Now I want to find from how much time my application is stopped. ...
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How to kill all processes returned by pgrep

I need to kill a few Python processes. I can get a list of the process numbers using pgrep python, but how can I kill them all at once instead of killing one by one? I'm looking for something like: ...
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linux - kill -9 doesn't work on running process

I have apt-get process running on my server and I cannot kill it. root 26386 99.7 0.0 25588 2844 ? RN 06:52 956:49 apt-get -qq -y update I used kill 26386 first, then tried kill -9 ...
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How to relogin to root after killall -u root?

I had done a silly thing and pressed enter on the command: $ killall -u root And now we can't log in. The last command ran was: ws4-clarind:~ # killall -u root Connection to ...
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Is there a version of kill with feedback?

Is there a fork or easy mod of the linux kill command to provide feedback? I'd like to avoid the cycle of: ps acx | grep rogue_agents killall rogue_agents # alternately, kill 007 ps acx | grep ...
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How an unprivileged user could kill a process she didn't start?

I stumbled upon something very surprising which I cannot understand on a Red Hat EL 5.6 box : the user hri (which is in the group dba) is able to kill processes owned by user oracle (which is also in ...
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Is there a way to create a process which can be killed by anyone in Linux?

For example, I would like to start running a process in the background SECRETLY on a Ubuntu server , but whenever anybody except me logins to the server, the process must be killed by that user. Is it ...
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Linux command line: Kill vs Kill -9?

So I've set up some shell scripts to auto-deploy a fresh war file to a tomcat server. I call the shellscript to stop tomcat (shutdown.sh), and then I kill the catalina PID, however I've noticed that ...
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How to discover what is killing a process?

I have a minecraft server running in a VPS and sometimes my server is being killed unexpectedly. I don't believe this is a java error because no error is thrown and this happens when the server is ...
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How to find the process which has a lock on a file in a linux environment

So I have a problem similar to this individual... http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13635429/git-rename-from-index-lock-to-index-failed So it seems that he eventually solves his problem by finding ...
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What killed my process?

Been having a problem with application that keeps getting killed. This is running a RHEL5 server. We ran strace against the process and at the end of the trace file I get a bunch of +++ killed by ...
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Why can I kill a sudo process on Xubuntu but not Linux Mint? (as a normal user)

I have two computers, one running Xubuntu 12.04, and the other running Linux Mint 14. On Xubuntu: $ sudo gedit in another terminal: $ kill [pid of the gedit process] bash: kill: ([pid]) - ...
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What does kill 0 do actually?

In the man page, it says: 0 All processes in the current process group are signaled And I tried like this: $ man kill & [1] 15247 $ [1]+ Stopped man kill $ kill ...
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kill - no process found

when I list my processes I have: root@adam-ThinkPad-T410:~# ps -e | grep signals 11641 pts/0 00:00:00 signals 11642 pts/0 00:00:00 signals 11643 pts/0 00:00:00 signals but when I ...
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Can't kill a sleeping process

I don't seem to be able to kill -9 a process which is in an interruptible sleep (S) state: [root@jupiter ~]# ps -elf | grep yum 4 S root 16790 1 0 75 0 - 73779 - Jan15 ? ...
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How to kill all processes with the same name?

I want to kill all processes with the same name that belong to a user, for example: $ps -u user_1 2345 myapp 2346 myapp 2347 myapp 2348 myapp2 2349 myapp I want to kill all "myapp" processes that ...
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(Why) doesn't Fedora properly terminate all processes on shutdown?

I've noticed that with Fedora 17, a shutdown operation (e.g., shutdown -h now) has gotten so much faster (feels like 2 seconds max). So I'm wondering if running processes are terminated properly? ...
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Did pkill -u root on working server. What should I do?

I accidentally did pkill -u root on a working Linux server. None of the root processes is working right now. What am I supposed to do?
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How to kill an invisible process?

I have a program that crashed, its GUI is frozen, and I would like to kill it. However there is no trace of it among the current processes. I tried both top and ps -A, but I got nothing. The ...
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Can't kill user process

On a Linux system it seems I can't kill my process I just started. ps -ax output: 6731 pts/1 DLl 0:06 ./main I tried kill -9 6731 but it just stays there. I don't have root access. What ...
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Linux: close a program with command line (not kill it)

Some applications only allow one running instance (like eclipse, if you want to use the same workspace). So if I log in from another location, I have to kill/close the application that was open when I ...
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What to do if kill -9 doesn't work?

I've got a pesky process (in this case, a stranded process that was supposed to be running in iPhone Simulator (now long quit). 97442 ?? 0:00.00 (MyProcess) I've tried everything I can ...
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When/why do you use kill %%?

I've seen people use kill %% rather than kill %. As far as I can tell, they both do the same. Is there a difference?
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Good, lightweight GUI-based process monitor for Linux

I'd like a snappy GUI-based (I insist since people still want to propose console-based) application that can show me running processes and allow me to kill them, on Linux. It doesn't need to be as ...
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How kill cp in Linux?

I see in: ps aux that exists process like: cp file.txt /home/file.txt This file is very big. I try to kill like: kill -9 12345 12345 is pid. But without success. What else I can do? What ...
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How can I get Linux to not thrash and just kill processes?

Firefox (and flash) tends to chew up memory at random times, causing my computer to thrash, and it drives me crazy waiting for the oom_killer to kick in and kill processes,[1] while I can't do ...
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Bash operator < , > , | and grep / kill

As an exercise, I wanted to kill a process by command line using basic bash principles but i'm having some errors that i don't understand: ps -A | grep nautilus | egrep -o '[0-9]{4,5}' | kill 1) It ...
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Kill looping audio track?

My Firefox crashed leaving part of an audio track stuck in a loop. How can I kill this audio process without logging out? (I don't know what process to kill) OS: Linux - Fedora Apparently the ...
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Kill xserver from command line (init 3/5 does not work)

I'm running Linux Mint 10, although I've had this same issue with other variants of Linux. I've been told/found while researching that if the X server hangs or otherwise errors, one can drop to a root ...
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How to kill same group process

How to kill a process initiated by another user, who is in same group as me?
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script to kill process with specific character

I have a command that outputs as follows: # lostjobs user1 12983 1 0 Feb04 ? 00:00:00 dbr UT:msmenu user1 18253 1 0 Feb09 ? 00:00:00 dbr UT:msmenu user2 22337 1 0 ...
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kill a hung xterm

I used to rlogin/telnet a server and use xterm& to create several xterm sessions. But from time to time, the xterm may hang there and not responding at all(window can't be closed), leaving just a ...
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Kill bash processes “nicely”

I'm trying to avoid kill -9 for the reasons described in the Useless Use of Kill -9 form letter. Is this function sufficient, or do I need to kill the kill processes after a timeout or take care of ...
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How to kill a process with name having spaces?

A process with name=example can be killed by killall -9 example How to kill multiple instances of following command which contain spaces? "valgrind --tool=lackey ...
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How do I find and kill remote processes in Linux?

I am developing a daemon that is acting up and I am now unable to create any new processes (ie. I cannot start a new process to kill the other rogue processes). So, I need to be able to kill the ...
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How to kill all processes in Linux

I want to kill all processes on my computer. Which command can I use to do so?
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Gnome - Kill X Windows

I just installed Arch Linux with Gnome and gdm is set to boot into gnome as soon as it boots. But I realized that the barebone gnome package that I installed doesn't include a terminal or a text ...
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On Linux and Mac OS X, is there a kill or killall command that can let the app ask for unsaved document before exiting?

On Linux and Mac OS X, is there a kill or killall command that can let the app ask for unsaved document before exiting, kind of like asking the app to quit, or clicking on the "close" button of the ...
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How do I kill a process by its name in Linux?

I have a process with the name bla, and I want to kill it by its name. When I run ps aux | grep "bla", I get 2 entries: process bla and blablablab How do I filter it out?
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Hot to let 'kill' ignore processes that are not alive

How to tell the kill command to ignore processes if that process is not alive? For example: 3453 is an alive process but 44534 is not. kill -9 3453 44534
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Killing all processes of current user

user@host$ killall -9 -u user Will it definitely kill all processes owned by user (including forkbombs)? No new processes is spawned to user from other users. No user's processes are in D-sleep and ...
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How do you find the parent process of a zombie process?

How do you find the parent process of zombie processes? When the child process is something where the parent is not entirely obvious... Is there some way to list processes in tree format or ...
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How to kill a process started with a different user without being root or sudoer?

in a Linux environment, I need to kill a process which has been started by user2 if I am user1 without being sudoers or using root. Do you know if there is a way of setting that when launching the ...
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When a python process is killed on OSX, why doesn't it kill the child processes?

I found myself getting very confused a while back by some changes that I found when moving Python scripts from Linux over to OSX... On Linux, if a python script has called os.system(), and the ...
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Kill Infinite loop at Upstart's run level

One of my applications is at a infinite loop in the runlevel 1 by printing No protocol specified continuously after running startx -- :1. The run level does not listen to my commands given at the run ...
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kill all processes of a user except a few in linux

I was running some processes under a screen session on a remote server. When I tried to kill all those processes by: pkill -U tim all my processes are killed including those I don't want to kill ...
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kill -9 programs but they still hang on

I tried to kill all my background jobs submit earlier under KUbuntu by kill -9 $(jobs -p) Although this command immediately gave the message like [1] Killed myjob1 [2] Killed ...
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killall shenanigans

So I was sitting around wondering what would happen if I typed: sudo killall -u root ...aaaaaand now the OS will not load. How do I fix this without just doing a reinstall? I'm not super worried ...