stop a particular program

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Is there any ubuntu command for stopping a particular running program ? Please give it command syntax also

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Antonio Litterio (antonio-litterio-gmail) said :

Hi there is command "killall" and in graphical manner you could use System->Administration->System Monitor

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Mario Tomljenović (tomljenovicmario) said :

If you want to stop certain process, open up Terminal and write "ps x" without quotes. Find the process that you want to stop, and stop it with: "kill". For example, for gnome-screensaver will be written:

 2501 ? Ss 0:00 gnome-screensaver

And you stop it like this: kill 2501

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Sam_ (and-sam) said :
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Tom (tom6) said :

Hi :)

Mario's answer is good. You can also right-click on a taskbar/panel and "Add to panel" a "Force Quit" broken window icon. Then just click on the icon and then on the application that you want to kill. It defaults to giving you cross-hairs, (like a gun-sight) to kill the application with.

It sounds like you have a badly behaved program that is worth sending a bug-report in about in order to try to get it fixed.

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

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