Canceling a "job"

Alan Dacey Sr. GrokIt at ajinfosearch.com
Mon Oct 5 23:26:56 BST 2009


On Monday 05 October 2009 06:20:58 am Mark Greenwood wrote:
> On mine FTP, and indeed every other "job", has a 'stop' buton (a small
>  square) and even a pause button - top right. Maybe you first need to push
>  the little 'up arrow' thing (top right) to make the notification window
>  bigger and then you'll see all the controls.
> 
> Mark
> 
> On Monday 05 Oct 2009 00:06:54 Paul Lemmons wrote:
> > Paul Lemmons wrote:
> > > Ok..I like what they have done with the little info area; where
> > > informative messages popup from,  keeping you in the know. Much better
> > > than before when the messages would pop up and then instantly
> > > disappear, never to be seen again.That said, I think they may have
> > > gone a little bit too far (or not far enough, depending on how you
> > > look at it).
> > >
> > > I was uploading a large file to an FTP site today using dolphin. It
> > > used to be that there was a dialog box that appeared showing progress
> > > and, more relevent to this discussion, a cancel button. When I dragged
> > > my large file from my computer pane to the FTP pane it dutifully added
> > > an entry to the info area letting me know I had 5 more hours to wait
> > > for it to finish uploading and even showed me a progress bar. Cool so
> > > far, except that I had dragged the wrong file over. Try as I might, I
> > > could not find any way to tell it to stop, short of logging off and
> > > back on.
> > >
> > > I am thinking that a little red X on that info/progress-meter would go
> > > a long way towards making me happier than I already am with Karmic.
> >
> > Added bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/442654
> 
You could always take the sledgehammer approach.  
Type 
    ps -A | grep ftp
in a terminal to get the pid number and then type
    kill ####
bye-bye ftp


Here's an example using konsole instead of ftp

alan at kirk:~$ ps -A | grep konsole
 7735 ?        00:00:00 konsole
alan at kirk:~$ kill 7735


-- 
Alan

"I don’t know how, but Microsoft managed to break ASCII text files. That’s an 
achievement."
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