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Old 03-23-2010, 02:06 PM   #1
radon
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Question how to close mozilla from terminal?


I tried to close the browser windows; but everything seems freezed. Could someone tell me how to close this application from terminal? Thanks.
 
Old 03-23-2010, 02:18 PM   #2
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You can try running "xkill" from the terminal. That will turn your mouse cursor into a skull and cross-bones image. Then click on the window and it should kill the application. (Carefull not to click on anything else though!)

Alternatively, you can try "killall firefox-bin" from the command line, which should kill all instances of firefox bin that your user owns.


Edit: There was I blindly assuming you are using firefox, although your post doesn't specify!

Edit edit: OK, your subject does specify...

Last edited by Vrajgh; 03-23-2010 at 02:20 PM.
 
Old 03-23-2010, 02:27 PM   #3
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I tried to close the browser windows; but everything seems freezed. Could someone tell me how to close this application from terminal? Thanks.
Hey radon ,welcome to LQ .

It's so simple to do that

1st gett the pid :

Quote:
ps ax | grep -i mozilla
Now the PID is the 1st field of the 1st line of the output
Now kill the mozilla
Quote:
kill -9 <pid>
 
  


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