Sometimes I have hanged NetBeans on my Ubuntu system. How to kill it?

aux |grep [n]etbeans

gives too much id's in order to find correct one.

killall java

kills other java applications, but not NetBeans.

How to kill NetBeans 8.2 ?

  • Have you tried pkill netbeans? – user508889 Oct 20 '16 at 13:00
  • @bc2946088, it's not called netbeans in your process manager. It's called java, like he said. – anonymous2 Oct 20 '16 at 13:55
  • Try sudo pkill -f java. It usually takes care of hanging processes for me. – anonymous2 Oct 20 '16 at 13:59
  • He didn't say that, actually. He said there were too many ID's to find the correct one. I understand if the application isn't called netbeans, but that isn't indicated. @anonymous2 Any case, the answer posted would work as it would find anything in the process containing netbeans, not just in the application name itself. – user508889 Oct 20 '16 at 17:02

You can use

pkill -f 'netbeans'

Tested it and it works.

pkill --help says this

$ pkill --help

 pkill [options] <pattern>

 -<sig>, --signal <sig>    signal to send (either number or name)
 -e, --echo                display what is killed
 -c, --count               count of matching processes
 -f, --full                use full process name to match

You can even use regular expression to filter the process name that suits your specific needs.

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