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Old 03-22-2008, 04:45 PM   #1
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task manager like utility

is there any utility like task manager in windows?
in which i can terminate processes in graphical mode.

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Old 03-22-2008, 04:55 PM   #2
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Just open a terminal window type top find the process you need to kill press k it will ask for the PID number enter that, press enter, then yes to confirm. Thats it
Old 03-22-2008, 05:49 PM   #3
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Here is a function I have in my .bash_profile:
ps aux | grep -i "${1}" | grep -v grep

So if I wanted to kill firefox, I would just do:
psfind fire
kill (pid)

or, just type:
killall firefox

but even better is to just type:

as for graphical ones:
gnome system monitor

I don't know what distro you're running, but chances are you already have the first two.
Old 03-22-2008, 08:52 PM   #4
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I use KDE System Guard when in KDE.
Else in a console:
ps -a to get the PID then do
kill -9 PID
Old 03-22-2008, 09:18 PM   #5
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htop is ideal for this. It's almost certainly available from your distro's repositories. It's an ncurses application so runs in the terminal but presents information graphically as well as textually and is easily controlled using the function keys (with clear indicators at the bottom of the screen as to which key does what). If you run Xfce it has its own task manager which is entirely graphical and will let you see resource useage and kill processes in the gui. If you simply want to kill a badly behaved gui application you can Alt+F2 and run xkill and do it with the mouse.
Old 03-22-2008, 09:52 PM   #6
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gnome-system-monitor in gnome


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