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Aaron Kili

Aaron Kili is a Linux and F.O.S.S enthusiast, an upcoming Linux SysAdmin, web developer, and currently a content creator for TecMint who loves working with computers and strongly believes in sharing knowledge.

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9 Responses

  1. Jan says:

    Thank you Aaron . Nice simple article. gj!

  2. Lingeek says:

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

  3. archuser says:

    Easier way is to use pkill appname

  4. 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! :-)

  5. 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

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