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    kill a process

    Hi all.

    Im working in Suse, and i have a process in C where i use the function "system" to call matlab. I have some problems with matlab, and i need to know how to kill it automatically with another process that is monitoring the matlab.

    I think, that the easiest way is with the pid of matlab, and then kill the process by using the pid.

    How can i know the pid of matlab, in another process and then kill it? (I have to do this, automatically, running another process)

    Thanks for help.

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    Linux Guru gogalthorp's Avatar
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    From a shell or script

    ps -A

    lists all processes.

    ps h -opid -C metlab

    should find the metlab process PID

    ps h -opid -C metlab | xargs kill

    should kill the process

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