LKBEN11131: How to kill a process under Ubuntu.


You want to stop a program in Ubuntu.


You want to stop a program in Ubuntu.


You can kill a process by it’s name with the killall command. Open a terminal and type: sudo killall <prog_name>

Or you can kill a program by pid (program id): sudo kill <pid>

Note: How to see the pid: pidof <program name>


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.

Latest update: 05/10/2020 | Comment: