used in bash/shell to kill process

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How do I kill processes in Ubuntu?

How do I kill all processes running by my own non-root account? I have some spinning smbd processes that I caused from my windows machine and so I telnetted into the linux server and I want to kill ...
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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 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? ...
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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 deal with a frozen screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? My OS is Ubuntu 12.04. Sometimes the screen suddenly becomes frozen, except that the mouse can move around. I have no choice but to ...
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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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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 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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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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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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How to kill non-responsive GUI task under Unity?

I am searching for a newuser-friendly way to kill non-responsive GUI applications under Unity. I looked over the shoulder of a new Unity user who tried to use gscan2pdf - and gscan2pdf seems to be ...
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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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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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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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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 ...