How to kill a process in Linux - kill, killall, pkill, xkill

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http://www.linuxandlife.com – When Linux is usually stable, sometimes a process just wants to mess up and hangs around unwelcomely. It just ignores your request to close up. And here are the 4 killer (literally) commands you can use to show who is the real boss when the aforementioned case happens: kill This command is used to send the termination signal to a process or a process group on the system, referenced by their numeric process IDs (PIDs). For the signals, either the signal name or signal number can be used. To find the PID of the process, you can use the "pidof" command. For example, to find the pid of the caja (Distributions)