Identifying a running process
raseelbhagat at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 14:43:40 UTC 2009
On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 8:07 PM, Ray Leventhal <ubuntu at swhi.net> wrote:
> GaryT wrote:
> > I want to learn how to identify and then stop a process - for example
> > today I tried to restart a program that had just crashed and Ubuntu gave
> > me a message along the lines of "XYZ is still running but not
> > responding. Stop the process or reboot before trying again" or words to
> > that effect.
> > Rebooting was highly undesirable because it meant shutting down other
> > programs. Too bad!
> > Can someone help save the search and point me to some appropriate
> > reading matter?
> > Much appreciated
> > GT
> Hi Gary,
> In terminal, try this:
> ps auxxxx|grep XYZ
> the first column of the response will be the process ID (PID) of the
> offending process. Once that's known you can
> sudo kill <pid>
> and you'll have stopped the hung process.
Or you can directly call :
sudo killall -9 XYZ
This will kill all instances of the process XYZ. Then start XYZ as you
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