How to Find and Kill Running Processes in Linux

If You Appreciate What We Do Here On TecMint, You Should Consider:

  1. Stay Connected to: Twitter | Facebook | Google Plus
  2. Subscribe to our email updates: Sign Up Now
  3. Use our Linode referral link if you plan to buy VPS (it starts at only $10/month).
  4. Support us via PayPal donate - Make a Donation
  5. Support us by purchasing our premium books in PDF format.
  6. Support us by taking our online Linux courses

We are thankful for your never ending support.

Aaron Kili

Computer Science student at Makerere University. Am a Linux enthusiast and a big fan of FOSS. I have used Linux for one year and six months now. I love to share ideas and knowledge around me and in other places around the world.

Your name can also be listed here. Got a tip? Submit it here to become an TecMint author.

Receive Your Free Complimentary eBook NOW! -

Download Free Linux eBooks

Linux BASH Programming Cookbook
Getting Started with Ubuntu 16.04
A Newbie's Getting Started Guide to Linux
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide

You may also like...

7 Responses

  1. Lingeek says:

    sudo Kill -15 [pid]
    The best of all to kill a process in Linux

  2. archuser says:

    Easier way is to use pkill appname

  3. Giorgos says:

    Hi! :-)

    “killall” is a better options than “kill” at my opinion.
    Also a usefull diagnose tool if a program crashes, is the “htop”.
    In case of such a problem, I’m switching to another virtual console (eg. with Ctrl-Alt-F1) and I’m giving “htop” (after logging in), in order to find out wich process is the problematic one.
    After that I can kill it from inside “htop”, or exit from it and use “killall”.

    Just my 2 cents.

    Bye! :-)

  4. roy12499 says:

    Hi Aaron can you tell me what you use to make that GIF animation i mean the tool you use to create it

Got something to say? Join the discussion.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Join Over 300K+ Linux Users
  1. 177,942
  2. 8,310
  3. 37,548

Are you subscribed?