Kill command

Tim M southern.tim at gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 21:52:11 BST 2007


Thanks, with the GUI I was able to compare the number and understand a
little more of what's going on but the instruction at
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_Manager really are poorly written or I am
just really dumb! I cannot figure out what command they are running to get
into the profile manager. But I was able to kill the thunderbird processes.
TM

On 7/19/07, Robin Taylor <cyclbatrob at uk2.net> wrote:
>
> Firstly, in KDE there's the performance monitor, which is a GUI
> implementation
> behaving similar to windows task manager. From there you can kill programs
> (look for thunderbird or thunderbird-bin)
>
> Secondly, if you want to do it on the command line:
> ps -a | grep thunderbird
> (the | being a pipe, not an L or i)
> will give you the line, choose the process ID from there, the | being a
> pipe,
> not an L or i.
>
> Then type
> kill -15 <process id>
> this will allow the process to shut itself down and is the preffered
> option, should this not
> work use
> kill -9 <process id>
> this is a hard kill and will always stop the process.
>
> Rob
>
> On Thursday 19 July 2007 20:15, Tim M wrote:
> > > Ok, started typing, start not making sense.
> > >
> > > Go here:   http://www.bellevuelinux.org/kill.html
> > >
> > > Never give up, never surrender !
> > >
> > > Greg
> >
> > Well, I am not ready to give up quite yet. I went to the  site above.
> From
> > what I gather you need to know the PID number for a given program. I
> > founded the link to "process identification number" and got blurry eyed.
> It
> > didn't tell me, in a way that I could understand, how you find a list of
> > programs and the PID. I ran cat /proc/1/status and got lots of
> information
> > but didn't understand what it was trying to tell me. For instance I
> didn't
> > see any program that I have running in the list. So I am still lost :)
> >
> > Tm
>
>
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