What is wrong with this ps -eux| grep firefox

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Tue Jan 30 13:34:49 UTC 2007

OOzy Pal wrote:
> Firefox would not start. FF icon jumps up and down then disapear so I
> want to kill its process. I did this :
>  ps -eux| grep firefox
> but i am getting unreadable info.

You could also try pgrep. pgrep firefox will give you a list of process
IDs whose name contains the string firefox. So you can then do:

	kill `pgrep firefox`

In fact there is pkill too, so you can just type:

	pkill firefox

Very cool!

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