killall - sends a signal to all processes running any of the specified commands.

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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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Change Gsetting with script on Logout

System : Ubuntu Raring Ringtail (13.04) from fresh installation. Purpose : Main : Change gsetting (desktop wallpaper) with script on user logout. What's I've Done : (carefully read) I try to stop ...
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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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Display PID(Process id) on application title bar

I am using eclipse IDE for application development. Some times this IDE will not respond and I need to kill this by opening gnome-system-monitor and pressing End process button. I know that we can ...
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How to close apt-get and aptitude proccesses?

I tried to update my softwares using the default Update manager, and at one point it says that it could not access something called an "Exclusive lock" because some other process is using it, like ...