used in bash/shell to kill process

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Can i automatically kill any application that uses more than a certain percentage of the CPU and/or RAM?

What i need from my computer, now that it's summer at least, should never use a lot of resources - when applications do so it's because of some kind of bug or memory leak. Is there any way to ...
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How to get rid of Transmission zombie process? [closed]

Problem: I was downloading a file over Transmission when I noticed that the Transmission window was grayed out and not responding. On clicking it, Ubuntu (10.04) asked to force-close which I did. What ...
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Unable to kill process with 'kill -9' whose PPID=1 and using 100% of CPU?

Direct Question: Flash under firefox 4.0, npviewer.bin, in KUbuntu 10.04 was running at 100% and I couldn't kill it. I tried: sudo kill -9 12996 sudo kill -15 12996 I logged in as root and ran ...
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How can I find out, which jar-files java is currently running (and their PIDs)?

I have a .jar file which is notorious for malfunctions. When a malfunction occurs, only a restart helps. I have a way to detect that malfunctions (reading the log-file of said .jar) So I want to write ...
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How to kill the ubuntuone daemon?

The ubuntuone daemon is eating 100% of my CPU. I contacted the ubuntuone support but while they are looking for a solution, I'd like to kill it so it doesn't disturb my work. I can't kill -9 it, as ...
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When piping input from one program to another, what happens to the original program if the program receiving output is killed?

I am piping the output of a program like this using bash: program1 | program2 If program2 is killed somehow (in my case by a PHP fatal error), what happens to the instance of program1?
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Is there any way to kill a zombie process without reboot?

Is there any way to kill a zombie process without reboot? Here is how it happened: I want to download a 12GB file using torrent. After adding the .torrent file, transmission turned into a zombie ...
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How can I recover from a frozen app when connecting over VNC

I have a htpc running 10.10. It has no keyboard or mouse attached, so I connect over vnc for administration and manual tasks. This usually works fine but every so often an app running in fullscreen ...
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How to kill applications

I have been playing around with Ubuntu installing new themes and and docks. Sometimes during the installation, whole screen just hangs. What is the best way in Ubuntu to Kill a process/application? ...