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This is a nice way to kill processes.. the example below is for firefox!!! substitute firefox for whatever the process name is...

Terminal - This is a nice way to kill processes.. the example below is for firefox!!! substitute firefox for whatever the process name is...
ps aux | grep -i firefox | grep -v grep | awk '{print $2}' | xargs -t -i kill -9 {}
2009-02-19 18:50:00
User: blackdude
Functions: awk grep kill ps xargs
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This is a nice way to kill processes.. the example below is for firefox!!! substitute firefox for whatever the process name is...

This is a nice way to kill processes.. the example here is for firefox!!! substitute firefox for whatever the process name is...

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does

killall -9 firefox

not work for you?

Comment by chops 406 weeks and 1 day ago

and how is kill -9 the "nice way to kill processes"?

Comment by chops 406 weeks and 1 day ago

killall firefox works just as nicely

Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS)

Comment by nottings 406 weeks and 1 day ago

pkill firefox xoxo

Comment by Williebee 406 weeks and 1 day ago

Instead of using this long drawn-out command all the time, use a script and change the "firefox" to "$1", so you get in the script file:

ps aux | grep -i $1 | grep -v grep | awk '{print $2}' | xargs -t -i kill -9 {}

That way, you can run it as:

./ firefox

OR (if you put it in teh bin)

firefox

Comment by farglenargle 405 weeks and 2 days ago

Whoops, meant to do:

./(scriptname) firefox

or

(scriptname) firefox

(I'm such a scatterbrain)

Comment by farglenargle 405 weeks and 2 days ago

Your point of view

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