Identifying a running process
ubuntu-users at list-post.mks-mail.de
Thu Jun 18 15:02:04 UTC 2009
> 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>
If you have started process to be killed yourself, there's (probably) no
need to use sudo.
In fact, using sudo then is a bad idea. With sudo, if you mis-type the
process ID, you might, for example, accidently kill a system process.
BTW: Gnome and KDE provide GUI system monitor applications that also let
you terminate processes.
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