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*nix - kill

Ways to kill processes in *nix-based systems.
pid = process identification

Changes pointer, clicking on offending program will kill it.

$kill <pid>

(courtesy of Liz redcountess)

$ps aux | grep
$kill <pid>
killall <program name>

Some window managers (such as blackbox and fluxbox) have menu entries to kill the window.
(courtesy of enomisy)

kill sends a Unix signal to the process; if it doesn't register a handler, that kills the process. You can't register a handler for signal 9, which means "kill with extreme prejudice".
xkill forcibly throws a connection off the X server.
(courtesy of ciphergoth)

last updated: 2004-02-05t03:32z