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kill - Send a specified signal to a process or process group.

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As of GNU bash, version 4.4.19(1)-release (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu) and I am not using a VM: echo $(yes) exists the shell and does not freeze the system, and: ls /*/../*/../*/../*/../*/ returns b …
answered Aug 6 '18 by Eduard Florinescu
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I just scped the old good xkill on that machine and it worked like a charm.
answered May 8 '13 by Eduard Florinescu
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I have some gnome shell widgets that I need to be closed. I am unable to find which processes are behind them. Any idea how can I kill them? …
asked May 8 '13 by Eduard Florinescu
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Not mentioned in all the other answers is a case where kill -9 doesn't work at all, when a process is <defunct> and cannot be killed: How can I kill a <defunct> process whose parent is init? What … is defunct for a process and why it doesn't get killed? So before you attempt to kill -9 a <defunct> process run ps -ef to see what his parent is and attempt the -15(TERM) or -2(INT) and lastly -9 …
answered Jan 28 '14 by Eduard Florinescu