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Old 12-06-2003, 07:02 AM   #1
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How do I stop a program that has crashed?

I'm doing programming and frequently crash the program (well, it freezes). However, it just remains there in my taskbar (what do we call that in Linux?) and I can't close it. How do I stop it? Is there anything like Task Manager in Windows?
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From the command line:

$ ps -ef | grep <program>

Get the associated pid (second field). The grep itself might show up too, ignore that one.

$ kill <pid>

If the process is still there after the above command try

$ kill -9 <pid>

Hope this helps.
Old 12-06-2003, 07:38 AM   #3
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also easy:
Run 'xkill' (from console or KMenu-RunCommand), and point the mouse onto the problematic icon on the taskbar. It will "hiddenly" issue a kill -9 onto the hang process.
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Cool thanks alot peeps
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Use these on the command line:

ps ax
see which processes are running & which PIDs they have

ps ax | grep <name>
The same; select the lines with name in it

See which processes are running from this console

kill <pid>
Try to terminate the process with PID <pid> in a "normal" way

kill -9 <pid>
Force the death of the process <pid> (the process can't escape here)

Click on the X window which should be closed & killed

killall <name>
Try to terminate all processes with this name in a "normal" way

killall -9 <name>
Force the death of all processes with this name (YEAH)


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