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System almost halted by backgrounded `yes` command

I recently ran: yes Pandas > WantBamboo & Though I didn't mean to put the & at the end... Something important then came up and I had to leave my computer for a couple of minutes, when I ...
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Some applications don't stop in Ubuntu 15.10

After installing Ubuntu 15.10 I've noticed that some applications don't really stop after you close them. It's the case of Ubuntu Tweak and qbittorrent. When you close them and try to open them again ...
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Kill process: SIGKILL does not work

There is a strange thing that never happened to me. kill -9 PID does not work. The process is still there. I tried also with htop -> F9 -> Enter but nothing. How can I resolve this problem? ...
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How to kill a process? [duplicate]

This is a very specific question, and I am sorry if there is a duplicate elsewhere: I have a script which uses while [true] and it is supposed to do a job every 10 minutes. Until now I used to kill ...
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Ubuntu: i can't kill some processes and Apache doesn't restart

I can't restart Apache: if i try to start it, the error is this: (98)Address already in use: AH00072: make_sock: could not bind to address 0.0.0.0:80 no listening sockets available, shutting down ...
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Bash script kill not working [closed]

#name - name of killing process pidof name | kill Why it doesn't work?
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How to kill a process in state “T” (Terminated)

this is a very specific question, I am sorry if there is a duplicate somewhere but I haven't been able to find it here or otherwise. In a server I have a process in state T (Terminated). I know I ...
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How to kill X server using a key combination? [duplicate]

Is there a way to kill the current X server using a keyboard combination? Is it possible to do so without having sudo permissions?
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Safe to kill a PID

Process Ids are generated in such a way that they're unique and tend to either increment, wrapping at some point, or be randomly generated, as far as I can tell. It seems there's a small but real ...
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Why does killall (sometimes?) needs to be applied twice?

Why does killall (sometimes?) need to be applied twice? Here's an example where a "double" killall is needed to end the process. When and why does a process needed to be killed "twice"? What happens ...
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Kinder / gentler / subtler equivalent alternative to killall (e.g. “endall”)?

How do I end all processes with the same name in a more gentle way than killall does? I don't want to interrupt the processes, but leave them time to properly quit. See also: How do I kill ...
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killing process on port does not work

i am trying to kill a process that is using port 8180 to find the process i did: sudo netstat -lpn |grep :8180 Then i got the following result: tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:8180 ...
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Killing other user's PID restarts gdm

When using advice provided here, listing users with who -u and then kill <PID-of-other-user" I succeed in killing that user, but it restarts my own gdm and puts me back at login screen. My ...
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When exiting Byobu, close all non-exited vim sessions

I have configured Byobu to open a dozen text files at startup: new-session -n memo /home/nico/bin/vim-my-memo.sh; new-window -n client1 /home/nico/bin/vim-client1.sh; [...] It works well, but ...
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What are the different htop kill signals?

I have recently started using htop, and I have been needing to kill processes, but when pressing F9 on the process, it has been giving me this list of options, I just chose the one which is selected ...
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Forcefullly kill a process in Ubuntu [duplicate]

How can I forcefully stop a process in ubuntu, like we can do from task manager in ubuntu. look its not the same question as you indicate here. I want a feature in ubuntu 15 which is just same as task ...
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how can I see background process in Ubuntu? And kill unnessary processes?

In windiws by using Task manager we can see how many .exe files are runing. Also in command prompt we use tasklist command to see processes. In ubuntu how can I see all processes? and kill unwanted ...
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How to kill nc -k -l without restart?

I have a script running behind the screen which has a command nc -k -l 12345. Is there any workarounds I could kill this daemon without restarting the machine? Ubuntu 14.04
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Ubuntu Terminal: C program (or other solutions) to kill processes running on a specific port and start xampp [closed]

Can anyone help me? The program's objective is to kill the processes running on port 443 and to then start xampp automatically. What I've done: #include <stdio.h> #include <stdlib.h> ...
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How to stop X server in Kubuntu 15.04?

In Kubuntu 14.04 and 14.10 I stop the X server with sudo /etc/init.d/lightdm stop but it don't works anymore. How to stop it, to install a graphic driver ?
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why i why i can't kill viber?

i cant kill viber process in terminal. $ pkill Viber or $ pgrep Viber 2849 $ kill 2849 or $ killall -v Viber Killed Viber(2849) with signal 15 not work ! but in System Monitor by ...
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DropbBox suddenly restarted with “Killed” message

I have installed DropBox with: cd ~ && wget -O - "https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64" | tar xzf - And it normally works fine, but today when I was syncing with my online ...
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How to kill a single thread from Terminal in Ubuntu?

I'm new to Ubuntu and new here. I need to know this. How do I kill a single thread from Terminal in Ubuntu? I have mozilla opened and it has 45 threads. I want to kill one of it. I've already search ...
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Why is the queue option not available for the kill command?

The -q or --queue option for kill command is not available on Ubuntu. The kill command implemented on kernel.org supports this option, but the one implemented by procps does not implement it. What are ...
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Is ubuntu able to kill a process because of low memory and how to know it

Everything is in the title. I'm running a play framework and a redis process on my ubuntu 2GB RAM VPS but last night the 2 processes suddenly crashed without any log (which is weird because they ...
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Overheating causing applications to crash?

I am playing Cities Skylines on my Notebook. It's a Clevo W230ST. Specs: i7 4700MQ GTX 765M 8 Gig Ram Ubuntu 14.04. I am using the Nvidia 331 Driver. My questing is: Does some part of Ubuntu or ...
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Map 'close application' to mouse wheel click on XFCE panel

I like mousewheel clicking to close tab on firefox, great idea, and I'm now so used to it that I expect it to happen on XFCE panel applications. Which obviously it doesn't. Is there any way I can map ...
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How to forcequit/kill in Unity? [duplicate]

Im using Unity and some application is hanging up. A sub screen from the install printer program. As in I have no idea what program, window. In gnome, and mate, there is the force quit applet. I ...
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How to kill captmon2?

I used the command top to find my active processes : top - 02:54:56 up 8:12, 3 users, load average: 1,54, 1,95, 2,46 Tasks: 237 total, 2 running, 235 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie %Cpu(s): ...
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strange process of making a slow network

whether this process, making the connection to be slow. how to eliminate it permanently, I have used comment kill -s 9 [PID]. but reappears help me please. tks PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR ...
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How to kill MySqlWorkBench process in Ubuntu?

I have installed Mysql Workbench on My machine (ubuntu 14.04 LTS) Lately this software is hanging alot. I want to kill the process I ran the command ps aux but I'm unable to find the Mysql ...
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Killing every root process over a certain pid

I want to kill every process that is root and not mine. Now there's: sudo pkill -u root But... Well, it kind of, I don't know, MAKES THE WHOLE COMPUTER TO CRASH. So, I need a way to kill every root ...
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Will “kill -SIGTERM” stop “tail -f”?

Just as the title says, Google gives me nothing and I can't test it on this server. The command as is follows: tail -f <file> | fgrep --line-buffered "string" | sed -u 's/stuff//g' >> ...
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Run a browser on the active window

I have to lunch multiple browsers (thousands), but don't want to open a new window every time a browser is launched; instead, I need to open the webpage, process the content and go to the next. When ...
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Stop/kill running script if $USER != “root”

I'm working on a scripts that needs to be executed as root, else it should stop everything. #!/bin/bash validationRoot() { if [ $USER != 'root' ] then echo "You're not root! ...
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How to close only one window of an application?

I know that if I get the sid through : ps -ax | grep firefox and use : kill -9 "sid" I will close all the windows of the program. How can I close only one window of an application running through ...
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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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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 ...