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Old 02-24-2004, 06:19 AM   #1
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Linux Task Manager

I have several questions along these lines:

Is there a Task Manager in Linux?

How do you see the pidīs?
I had a program hang and I wanted to Kill it but I could not identify it and then kill it. I have tried to find a thread on this subject and also looked in the man pages.

I tried xkill but I receive a message:

Select the window whose client you wish to kill with button 1....
What window and where is button 1? Is this one of the desktopīs and is button 1 the 1 key? (That had to be the stupidest thing I have ever asked!)

Thank you.

Old 02-24-2004, 06:28 AM   #2
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Either top or ps will display all running processes. See man pages for details.

Button 1 is the left mouse button i.e. if it is configured for a right handed person.
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ps -ef | grep "name of process"


kill pid
Old 02-24-2004, 06:41 AM   #4
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for a gui if your using kde, you can open kde systemguard.
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Great. Thanks!
Old 02-25-2004, 11:42 AM   #6
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i tried to do the gref/ kill pid thing, and it just opened more apps that i could not close
wheni typed kill pid it said no such command..
and systemguard does not exist wheni ran it
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If you're using KDE, just press ctrl+esc.


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