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Its so cool to be able to start TOP by doing ALT + F2 from new terminal and typing "top" minus quotes..but how do I stop TOP.? sorry for all ...
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    How do I stop TOP ?


    Its so cool to be able to start TOP by doing ALT + F2 from new terminal and typing "top" minus quotes..but how do I stop TOP.? sorry for all my questions , and all my posts but i have a knowledge deficit in linux in general and gentoo in particular. Frank

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    Pressing Ctrl+c will stop a process in your terminal
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    Or, you can always type "killall top" as your user, and it will kill all "top" processes started as your user.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kieren View Post
    Pressing Ctrl+c will stop a process in your terminal
    So even though I did Ctrl +C the respective screen remain, although the processs is very DEAD? Frank

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    If it's crashed you may need to kill it by closing the terminal or killing it with a new terminal as gruven suggests
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    Or, if it opens top in a terminal, you can just hit "q" and top will exit.

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