On 03/25/2017 06:15 AM, Scott firstname.lastname@example.org [LINUX_Newbies] wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 07:00:37AM +0100, 'email@example.com'
> firstname.lastname@example.org [LINUX_Newbies] wrote:
>> hello stupid question again from sophie how to kill a task
>> you cannot say killall -9 vivaldi but u must say killall -9 vivaldi-bin
>> how to kill chromium?
>> killall -9 chromium does not work and killall -9 chromium-browser does
>> not work.
>> we do it now in the bad way
>> we do top
>> and then we kill task by task with kill 1234 kill 4543 and so on and so
>> we kill every tab
> Using kill has to be used with the PID (Process ID) of the task.
> The same for kill -9. To use the name of the process you use pkill, for
> pkill chrom (even if you don't have the full name, it should work, but
> chrome usually opens up a bunch of PIDs.
> I have a one line script that looks for the processes and kills them.
> It's not elegant but works.
> pgrep chrome|xargs kill -9
> The pgrep gets the PID, then xargs uses that result to do something else,
> in this case, kill -9.
> Anyway, if you're killing a process by name, use pkill, not kill.
> To get a PID, you can use pgrep rather than running top, though either one
> Scott Robbins
I'd never heard of pkill before. I'll have to remember that one...
Posted by: Michael <email@example.com>
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