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UNIX one-liner to kill a hanging Firefox process

Terminal - UNIX one-liner to kill a hanging Firefox process
kill -HUP ` ps -aef | grep -i firefox | sort -k 2 -r | sed 1d | awk ' { print $2 } ' `
2009-02-07 10:10:45
User: vasudevram
Functions: awk grep kill ps sed sort
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UNIX one-liner to kill a hanging Firefox process

The description of how the one-liner works is here at my blog:

http://jugad2.blogspot.com/2008/09/unix-one-liner-to-kill-hanging-firefox.html

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- Vasudev

Comment by vasudevram 305 weeks and 6 days ago

I've been using

killall firefox-bin

since Firefox 1.5ish, never had a problem.

As one of the commenters on your blog wrote, starting with Ubuntu Hardy Heron, the command is simply:

killall firefox

I'm not sure how related this is to the distro or Firefox version, but apparently that's the case.

Comment by sudopeople 299 weeks and 1 day ago

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