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Pause and Resume Processes

Terminal - Pause and Resume Processes
stop () { ps -ec | grep $@ | kill -SIGSTOP `awk '{print $1}'`; }
2009-12-27 19:40:09
User: iridium172
Functions: grep kill ps
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Pause and Resume Processes

Add that and "cont () { ps -ec | grep $@ | kill -SIGCONT `awk '{print $1}'`; }" (without the quotes) to you bash profile and then use it to pause and resume processes safely

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killall -STOP process killall -CONT process
Comment by hfs 295 weeks and 6 days ago

yes or pkill in,stead of killall

Comment by sputnick 295 weeks and 5 days ago

those work but my method goes in you .bashrc and is slightly less typing

Comment by iridium172 295 weeks and 5 days ago

If you have launched the process from a shell then you may use ctrl-z to "pause" a process, and 'bg'/'fg' to resume. So I'm guessing that this is useful when you want to stop/cont any process not necessarily launched from your shell.

Comment by bwoodacre 295 weeks and 4 days ago

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