How to kill a process in Linux - kill, killall, pkill, xkill

Posted by annamese on Apr 2, 2013 12:54 PM EDT
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When Linux is usually stable, sometimes a process just wants to mess up and hangs around unwelcomely. It just ignores your request to close up. And here are the 4 killer (literally) commands you can use to show who is the real boss when the aforementioned case happens:

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