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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 proccess that spawns several java programs that each take a port

I have a program .sh that spawns several child proces like so: javac *.java rmiregistry 3300 & sleep 5 java Node 3300 3001 1 & sleep 1 java Node 3300 3002 1 & sleep 1 java Node 3300 ...
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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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How do I kill a runing fortran code from inside a shell script that access the same code?

I have to use a FORTRAN code which has a "menu style" interface. I access the code typing a command on the terminal which opens the main menu. From that point and beyond I type a number and enter it ...
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Process command Issue (PSBeginner Issue)

first of all sorry for this lame question ,after killing it is still runinng , i am a beginner , rohit@something:~$ ps PID TTY TIME CMD 4596 pts/1 00:00:02 bash 4618 pts/1 00:00:...
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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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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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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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(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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Cheese wont die

Im trying to figure out a problem Im having with a motion server, and a given CCD camera, on /dev/video0 So, I had been viewing the camera stream using cheese. But now cheese has hung up, and wont die....
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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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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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/bin/kill -9 - 1 broken?

In the old days, you could just: $ /bin/kill -9 -1 to kill all processes of a given user (the one it's running as). It looks broken now (Ubuntu 14.04 at least): kill reports success (0 return ...
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disable all netbeans modules?

How do I disable all Netbeans modules? thufir@mordor:~$ thufir@mordor:~$ netbeans --list OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM warning: ignoring option PermSize=32m; support was removed in 8.0 ^C thufir@mordor:~$...
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launch xkill from icon?

While alt-F2 will allow me to launch xkill, how do I add an icon for that in the dock? I'm not using the Gnome panel. Using Ubuntu unity, 15.10, wily
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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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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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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 0.0.0.0:...
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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 ...