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Old 10-01-2003, 03:59 PM   #1
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Killing an application

Hello everybody,

Can someone tell me how to kill an application that is running in linux

specially i need to know how to kill java application

Old 10-01-2003, 04:04 PM   #2
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# ps -ef | grep application_name
ought to see something like
# ps -ef | grep ga
username 1266 4663 0 08:38 pts/1 00:00:03 gaim
username 3797 4663 0 14:02 pts/1 00:00:00 grep ga

the first number is the Process ID number (PID)
You can then kill it with:
# kill 1266

If that doesn't work you can use the kill -9 option.


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