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    How force quit (end process) an application?


    How do I end a running process like in Windows Task Manager?

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    Go to a konsole/terminal and enter ps ux for all processes running by the current user:

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    ps ux
    Identify the PID of the process you want to kill, then...

    Code:
    kill -9 xxxx
    ...replacing the xxxx with the process you want to stop.

    You can also run top within the konsole/terminal to see processes running and do some process killing from there.
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    if you know the name of the process you can use a kill derivative, killall

    example:
    $ killall firefox

    Will kill all processes called firefox. There are also task manager-like gui's. An example for kde is KSysGuard, but there are several others available as well.
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