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Sending different kill signals to init - how to log

I have to write a C program to check how init reacts to different kill signals, however I am not sure how to log it - for example signal number 14 crashes the ubuntu, then some higher one turns it ...
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How to interrupt the passwd command?

When I type passwd, I get Changing password for <user>. (current) UNIX password: Now suppose at this point I change my mind and I decide to stay with my old password. What should I do? Ctrl ...
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Kill process tree using terminal?

Is there a way to kill a process tree using the terminal? By killing a process tree, I mean killing all descendants of a process along with the process it self. I tagged this question htop because I ...
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How to Kill and Alternate X session via cli

Can someone tell me how to remove dormant X sessions. This question is similar to Logging out other users from the command line, but more specific to controlling X displays which I find hard to kill. ...
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Is there any reason to use 'kill' instead of 'killall'/'pkill'?

Starting my adventure with Linux a couple of years back, most tutorials and older, more experienced colleagues suggested using the command 'kill', sort of like a replacement for the Process Manager ...
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JBD2 has a Fork Bomb? Kill -9 Wont Work (Ubuntu 12.04)

This process is writing to my disk at 10MB/sec and I cant kill it. I think its a bug/fork bomb in Ubuntu 12.04. See: root@beb:~# ps -efaww|grep jbd2 root 355 2 0 Jun23 ? 00:31:13 ...
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How to create a new user defined command to kill processes using process name?

Suppose I wanted to kill firefox , I just write pidof fi(press tab)refox (appears on its own) , then I write ' kill 'id given by pidof' ' on terminal. I know that I can write 'kill `pidof firefox` ' ...
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Killing several processes

I have one command (/usr/lib/R/exec/R pathtoDifferentFiles) being executed with many different arguments (file names). Looking at htop, I see at least 30 processes created, I want to kill all of ...
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Unity crashes unexpectedly, no option for recovery

Sometimes my Unity session crashes just like that - no window decorations, no panel, but whatever was going on in the background continues, like music playback. Problem is though it cannot be ...
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directory locked

I have been trying to install virtualbox using this command: sudo apt-get install virtualbox.qt But I am getting this error: E: Unable to lock directory /var/cache/apt/archives/ I have been ...
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What process of Google Chrome to kill to close window from terminal?

Google Chrome usually has 8 to 9 processes running, even though only one window is open. Which one of these processes do I kill to safely close the Google Chrome window? Here is my ps -Af | grep ...
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Kill a process of a user Whose username start with a particular prefix?

I want kill specified process of all users in my ubuntu whose username sytarting with 'cs' and 'ec'
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pkill not killing

I have a Script named PirateRadio.py That I am writing a script for. I need to kill and reload the script. Possibly with the same PID. I thought SIGHUP was a sure thing. when i run #pkill -1 ...
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Oneliner command to use kill given tcp port number instead of PID?

I often do e.g. sudo netstat -lpn |grep :8088 view the output tcp6 0 0 :::8088 :::* LISTEN 11189/java and then sudo kill -kill 11189 I'd ...
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How to close all wifi password message windows at once?

I keep my computer on at night. During this time the router stops and starts multiple times. I have checked connect automatically to the connection. When I see the computer in the morning, I have the ...
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disable prtscr+alt gr+e , accidentally killing session

when i press the key combination: altr gr + prtscr + e my session gets killed, either x or a tty. i discovered this by (repeated) accident... this was not an issue for me before. my current laptop ...
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Docky not showing up in the task manager?

Docky is frozen, but I can't find it in the task manager. How do I kill it?
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Unmount gvfs samba share with open file

I have a samba share mounted. I'm trying to unmount it on the commandline. $ gvfs-mount -u smb://server/root/ Error unmounting mount: Filesystem is busy I ran lsof to find open files, but I can't ...
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Kill -9 process I'd is failing

I upgraded from version 13 to the latest 13.10 and I am trying to kill my freeradius process. After killing the process somehow the process is being restarted and not allowing me to kill the process. ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 not responding

I'm running multiple process simultaneously and then the system not responding. Not even showing the 'Force Quit' dialog. What I'm doing is switching to TTY to reboot the system, or to execute kill -9 ...
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starting and killing evince process in a loop

I have certain PDF files. I want to inspect each of them for 20 seconds. The way I was trying to do that is like following: for file in *.pdf; do echo $file; evince $file; sleep 20s; killall evince; ...
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How to stop/kill “usr/share/python usr/share/apport/apport”

I have this process "usr/share/python usr/share/apport/apport" I cannot kill it by PID as the PID is changing to fast as the process keep restarting.
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How do I enable Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to kill the X server? [duplicate]

Unfortunately, there's still a need to kill the XServer from time to time. Since upgrading to Raring ctrl+alt+backspace is disabled and I can't find this option in the keyboard settings any-more: ...
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Kill processes from another user

I have set up Ubuntu server as a VM, and think I've installed vnc on it; However, I have been trying for a while. When I couldn't connect using the vnc from any other machine, on both the same lan ...
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Can I found out that somebody killed my process?

I have a script that I start in the background. Few hours later, process is not running anymore. Is there any way to find out that somebody killed my process and that it didn't die by itself? Thanks ...
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Not able to kill a task using kill -9

I am trying to kill a process sublime_text using the kill -9 command. But the process is still there and so I am not able to open another instance of it. root@alwin-linux:~# ps aux|grep subl ...
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Killing tor causes all the present and future windows to loose the frames

Almost, every time if sudo pkill -f tor which runs as root on startup. I loose all the frames(frameless) of my current and future windows. And I have noticed the Ubuntu tends to behave strangely(can't ...
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kill sudo with specific time every time

we all know that in Ubuntu sudo password will be auto saved for 15 minutes and expires after that. But I want to make it for quick expire. I mean I dont want to change any settings and when I ever I ...
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Unable to login after using kill -9 -1 [closed]

I was using my Ubuntu when suddenly, probably due to a lot of processes running, it stopped working. So I did Ctrl+Alt+F1, and then searched for a command to kill the process which was causing all the ...
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Automatically kill Chrome processes that exceed RAM limits

I've sought advice from similar threads here, and I'm either not reading them correctly, or my brain is currently fried. My Prior Reading: Automatically kill a process if it exceeds a given amount ...
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Skype Freezes Sporadically

I've been having the problem ever since I started using Skype on Ubuntu, some two years ago. I'm always thinking that they will fix it with the next update, but no. From time to time, it will randomly ...
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How can I *disable* Ctrl+Alt+Backspace?

Building on a question from 2010 (3 years ago) I'm trying to achieve the exact opposite: I want to disable the Ctrl+Alt+← keyboard shortcut to kill the X server. For me, it appears to be disabled in ...
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How to stop killing browser by terminal

I am using Ubuntu. my friend is killing my browser from his ubuntu machine using terminal. He knows my password. Do let me know any way to stop this killing process. I know that changing the password ...
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(s)mplayer with smb sometimes hangs, can't be killed, only reboot works

I'm using a raspberry pi as a NAS, serving video over SMB (sshfs made it skip too much, NFS I never got working). I prefer to watch movies with smplayer, from my Xubuntu laptop (opening the smb share ...
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Kill all processes except the one running the script

I have a aim of killing all processes (Using killall -u myuser) and then restart some processes. The problem is when the script reaches killall -u myuser it just terminates. How can I terminate ...
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Kill a cron job from cron

I want to start the ubuntu update at night because internet is free at that time. and then kill the process in order to ensure that it does not download anything after 7:00 AM. Is there any way to ...
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killall doesn't kill all and rarely kills, what is the command for then?

I occasionally use the killall command to kill processes. The reason why I say ocassionally is that in some cases it hasn't worked for me. A recent example was with thunderbird where there were about ...
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Limiting physical memory of specifc process [duplicate]

Performing research, I am interested in limitting the Physical Memory per specific process. My requirements: Limit physical memory consumption for specific program In case of crossing limitation - ...
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Shell script to -9 kill based on name

Is there a way (perhaps a script) how to automate this process: petr@sova:~$ ps -ef | grep middleman petr 18445 2312 1 12:06 pts/2 00:00:01 /home/petr/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p362/bin/middleman ...
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How to force any program to close?

Sometimes programs tell me I can't start it because there is already another instance of it running. Best example would be Firefox and Chromium, but this problem accounts for many applications. I ...
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How to kill applications like on Windows?

I looked it up on google but I didn't find anything helpful. Anyway, I was playing Crysis 2 (with PlayOnLinux) and the game crashed, but I could't kill the process, I tried Ctrl+Alt+T but nothing but ...
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Kill Java processes

I'm working on a computationally heavy code that - for now - crashes a lot, but I'm still working on it :) When it crashes, I can't close the GUI window; I have to open a shell and kill -9 the ...
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Doesn't kill the process

I have to kill mysqld process but after it had killed the same process constituted in a different way as a new pid number. e.g : ak@ak-EasyNote-TM98:~$ ps -aux|grep mysql mysqld start mysql 6894 ...
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Killing processes from Java

I have created a Java application that can start processes and capture their PIDs so that the application can monitor the process. The user may later choose to kill the whole process tree (session). ...
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I can't kill a port process

I'm doing in Ubuntu 12 alex@ubuntu:~/folder$ lsof -t -i:3000 4469 alex@ubuntu:~/folder$ kill 4469 alex@ubuntu:~/folder$ lsof -t -i:3000 4469 What did I do wrong?
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What is <defunct> for a process and why it doesn't get killed?

The chrome browser was not responsive and I tried to kill it, but instead of disappearing the process had <defunct> at its right, and didn't got killed: What is <defunct> for a process ...
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How can a frozen/locked-up program/app be closed?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS Desktop. My son and I are playing games on GCompris and several modules freeze/lockup. When it does, I don't know how to close the program. I know in Windows I ...
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Xorg becomes unkillable at 3AM

Most nights, some time in the hour of 3AM my xorg process will increase to 100% cpu and gpu load will also increase to 100%. The process also becomes unkillable. I cannot sudo kill -9 it or get back ...
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Why does this 'kill' command log me out of the computer?

The following command signs me out (do not run this command): kill -9 -1 I don't understand why. Can someone explain this to me?
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Give group permission to only kill specific process which is started by root

I want the members of a certain group to kill python. pidof python | xargs kill This is no problem when python has been started by themself. But when root has started a python process than the users ...