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Unix ---> kill

At times you may find that you have a job running that you don't want to continue. It is at this point that your thoughts may turn to murder. Kill is the hitman of choice for Unix users. Kill is quick and cheap (roughly 13 keystrokes). To put kill to work just type

    kill processid
where the processid can be found with the ps command.

If the process was created by the current interactive shell, you can type

    kill %n
where n is the process index indicated by the jobs command.

If the above commands are unsuccessful you can you use the -9 flag to force termination of the process.

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