General :: Detect And Kill Zombie Processes Left From The Command Line Of A Terminal?

Apr 28, 2011

how do I detect and kill zombie processes left from the command line of a Linux terminal?

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Programming :: How To Kill Zombie Processes

Dec 3, 2010

I have my code with my fork in a server and each time a client connects one more process is created. i use this code for the handling of zombies

void sig_chld(int signo){//Diadikasia gia tin diagrafi twn 'zombies'
signal( SIGCHLD, sig_chld );//signal gia ton entopismo tou zombie
pid_t pid;


but i need the server to kill each zombie after the client is disconnecting and not to have to press ctrl+c

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Server :: Remove A Path - Kill The Zombie Processes - Multipath Errors?

Apr 12, 2011

i want to remove a path, but is in use.. How can i kill the zombie processes?


I guess i was wrong deleting first the disks that formed the path, but now how could i kill those zombie processes without a reboot?


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General :: How To Tell The Kill Command To Ignore Processes If That Process Is Not Alive

Jun 18, 2010

How to tell the kill command to ignore processes if that process is not alive?

For example: 3453 is an alive process but 44534 is not.

kill -9 3453 44534

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General :: Kill Zombie Process - Cannot Restart The Service

Aug 7, 2010

I have a process that I cannot kill with kill -9 how to go about this?


It is an openvpn process but I cannot retsrat the service as I alreday have another openvpn service running on the server so when I do openvpn service restart, it won;t know which service to restart.

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Ubuntu :: Emergency Command To Kill Processes?

Jun 15, 2010

I'm working with Eclipse and it's starting to misbehave now and then which completely freezes my computer. Is there any emergency command to kill such a misbehaving process so I don't have to reboot my computer?

I already have a emergency xkill icon in my taskbar and a [Ctrl]+[F1] console with "> sudo killall eclipse" pretyped(!) but sometimes it's even to late for this. What I would need is a emergency command/console that gets a guaranteed amount of process time so I can kill these process.

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Ubuntu :: Kill A 'sh' Zombie?

Dec 10, 2010

Sometimes I find a process named 'sh' running under my username with the status 'zombie' waiting channel 'do_exit' on my system. Its ID increments by 4 every time System Monitor updates its display.

Today, it was there immediately after booting The only thing I did after logging in is start the System Monitor

I can't kill it since its ID changes too fast.

I don't know how it gets started, but it bothers me since it is behavior I would expect from something that is trying to hide.

If I hover over its name, the tool tip contains 'sh'

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Debian :: Can't Kill Zombie Process

Feb 2, 2016

Sometimes (rarely) when I try to open VLC it wont open, but it stays in the background and takes 98-100% of one core.

The problem is that I can't kill that vlc-process.

Code: Select allkillall vlc
will NOT kill it
Code: Select allkill 31641
won't work either

top shows
Code: Select allPID       USER      PR  NI  VIRT        RES     SHR     S    %CPU   %MEM     TIME+     COMMAND
31641  xxxxxxxx   20   0   1320248   64384  39120   S   100.0         1.6     44:51.94     vlc

Is there any way to kill the vlc-process (without booting the machine)? I also tried the "killall vlc" and "kill 31641" as root with the same results.

I have Debian jessie and the only "nonofficial" repositories I have enabled are

#google chrome stable main
deb jessie-backports main

And from those I have installed only chrome, and wine-development, and I dont think those could have anything to do with this problem.

Booting the machine does work, but I don't want to boot my machine just now. This happens about once per week

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Slackware :: Can't Kill Firefox Process On Slack 12.0 (zombie)

May 27, 2010

Slack is 32bit. Frequently, firefox becomes unresponsive. I can close the window, but the process is not terminated. I am not able to restart firefox without rebooting.

When this problems occurs the firefox processes are not terminated by the 'kill' command. Example

tim@bart:/home/http/run/baker/cron$ ps aux | grep firefox
tim 3780 0.0 0.0 3356 1640 ? S 15:59 0:00 /bin/sh /usr/bin/firefox
tim 3792 0.0 0.0 3404 1696 ? S 15:59 0:00 /bin/sh /usr/lib/firefox-3.5.2/ /usr/lib/firefox-3.5.2/firefox-bin
tim 3796 0.3 3.2 316560 95712 ? Sl 15:59 0:21 /usr/lib/firefox-3.5.2/firefox-bin


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General :: Ftp Processes - How To Kill Them With A Cron

Dec 14, 2010

if i do a

ps aux | grep ftp

that would show me at least any active ftp connects started with the ftp command, right? Is there then a way to use that to somehow kill any stuck sessions that are older than an hour?

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General :: How To Find And Kill Remote Processes

Oct 28, 2010

I am developing a daemon that is acting up and I am now unable to create any new processes (ie. I cannot start a new process to kill the other rogue processes). So, I need to be able to kill the processes from a remote machine. How do I do "kill" remotely without admin privileges? If I cannot kill my own process from a remote machine as a normal user then tell me so I can mark it as the correct answer.

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General :: Kill Remote Processes Started With SSH?

Aug 26, 2009

I've run into what is apparently an age-old SSH problem, which is that killing an ssh client process does not kill the remote process (unlike e.g. rsh). There seem to be lots of patches and a couple of open bugs on this topic that have been there for about 10 years or so... Having convinced myself by googling that there is no easy solution, I'm now looking for a workaround of some sort. I'm writing a testing framework so the processes I'm running remotely could be anything at all, i.e. I only have control of the client side. Also the remote processes are of course highly unstable and I need to be able to terminate them if they hang. ssh -t won't work for me as I don't necessarily have a terminal. Finding the remote process ID would be enough so I can do ssh <machine> kill <pid>, but I don't see any way to do that either. Just using ps, pgrep etc seems to suffer from not being able to uniquely identify the correct process, and killing the wrong process is of course very bad.

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General :: Kill All Idle User Processes ?

Nov 18, 2010

All the kill idle user processes scripts I've seen don't take into account that the user might have multiple sessions open. Such is the case with one of our clients. Currently, every hour or two I need to do the following:

This will get the TTY and idle time for all users.

For each idle time over a half hour, I do the following (TTY is the TTY from the previous command with a space.

I then kill those processes.

There must be a way to do this automatically in a bash or perl script. I've tried both, but can't seem to get things to work properly.

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General :: Kill All Processes Except Shell Window?

Aug 3, 2010

i was referring to an article given in following website.[URL] I was surprise to know that i can kill all running processes by using kill 0. However when i tried running the command nothing happened.

my machine details:


# lsb_release -a
LSB Version: :core-3.1-ia32:core-3.1-noarch:graphics-3.1-ia32:graphics-3.1-noarch
Distributor ID: EnterpriseEnterpriseServer
Description: Enterprise Linux Enterprise Linux Server release 5.2 (Carthage)
Release: 5.2
Codename: Carthage

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General :: Using Killall To Kill Mysql Processes?

Aug 14, 2009

I'm attempting to use 'killall' to kill all mysql processes, however after using the command mysql processes are still alive. 'killall mysql' says no processes were killed, and while 'killall mysql_safe' gives no message there are still mysql processes alive afterwards.


# killall mysql
mysql: no process killed
# killall mysqld_safe


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Ubuntu :: Kill A Python Application From The Command Line?

Sep 27, 2010

How do I kill a python application from the command line? For an example I have 2 applications running. The first is bleachbit and the second is furiusisomount. They are both python applications so they both come up as python under process name. I could kill them by ID number but if there was another way to do it so that it could be automated in a bash script.

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Fedora :: Command To Kill An Application From The Terminal?

Dec 16, 2010

anyone tell wich coomand to kill an aplication , in ubuntu i use sudo killalll aplicattion

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General :: Using The Command Line Can Detect Wireless Card And Make It Work Under SUSE Enterprise Desktop?

Jan 26, 2010

How, using the command line can I detect my wireless card and make it work under SUSE Enterprise Desktop? The wireless card works in Win XP.

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General :: Automatically Kill Processes That Over Time Uses 95%+ Of Resources?

May 3, 2010

I don't know about your computer but when mine is working properly no process is sucking 95%+ over time. I would like to have some failsafe that kills any processes behaving like that. This comes to mind because when I woke up this morning my laptop had been crunching all night long on a stray chromium child process.

This can probably be done as a cron job, but before I make it a full time job creating something like this I'd thought I should check here. :) I hate reinventing the wheel.

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General :: Kill All The Processes That Have Dates Older Than Today?

Feb 11, 2011

I issue the command ps -aux | grep tony. It displays the following output

tony 10986 0.0 0.0 33532 464 ? S Feb01 0:00 vncconfig -iconic
tony 10988 0.0 0.0 86012 512 ? S Feb01 0:00 twm
tony 15553 0.0 0.0 92404 1848 ? S 10:34 0:00 sshd: tony@pts/34


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General :: Writw Shell Script To Kill Processes?

Oct 19, 2010

I am trying to write a script which when executed should kill all currently running cat processes.

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Programming :: Perl Child Processes Become Zombie On A Multi-core Processor?

Apr 11, 2011

I have written a simple script which has to find required patterns from a bunch of files ( where each file is around 2 GB each,which contain the output of seq 1 10000000000000) on an 8 core machine.I am current forking 6 child processes which run simultaneously on 6 cores of the processor & have to search for the required pattern in 6 different files & inform the parent process when a pattern is found using a PIPE.

The problem is,when a child process is done reading a text file looking for a pattern,it is becoming a zombie process.It exits cleanly when i put a $SIG{CHLD} = "IGNORE"; in the script.Can any one tell me whats going on & how do i improve the communication between child and parent processes?

use strict;


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General :: List And Kill Processes Accessing Internet In Linux?

Jul 28, 2011

How to kill the processes accessing Internet in background using terminal commands.Command to stop (disconnect) the processes accessing Internet.Command to kill the process accessing Internet.

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General :: Finding A Cmd That Will Kill All Processes That Are Accessing A Specific Filename?

Dec 16, 2009

I thought 'killall' would work, but I need to provide the "command" to kill. I'm really looking for a command that will kill all processes that have a particular file/directory open. Currently, my script fails on an 'umount' because there are several processes that have this filesystem open. The command 'lsof' is a good tool to determine which processes have a filesystem open, but I don't really want to write a script that parses through the 'lsof' output to capture PSIDs. Is there a linux command that can kill all processes that may have a particular filesystem open?

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Fedora :: Open Multi Processes (command) Using Only One Terminal?

Apr 28, 2010

I just switch to fedora from windows recently. And I love the terminal of fedora alot. The problem is when I run some command on the terminal, I need to wait for that command to finish before executing another command. This is very inconvinient, say If I open eclipse using the terminal, this eclipse program will hog to the terminal until I closed it. So if I want to use terminal again I have to open another one.Hence the question is: Is there any way open multi processes(command) using only one terminal?

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Jun 12, 2010

Is there a way by which I can read RSS feeds from the terminal itself ? Something that would display the titles and a link to follow. Or maybe a software which works from within the terminal.

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General :: Zombie Process Via 'top' Command Is Not Visible?

Apr 7, 2010

I got indication of zombie process via top command

Tasks: 321 total, 1 running, 319 sleeping, 0 stopped, 1 zombie

I don't have 'Z' indication on 'Status' column

How could it possible to identify this process ?

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General :: Create A New Terminal Window From The Command Line In RHEL 5.3

May 18, 2011

I use putty to get to my RHEL 5.3 workstation from my Windows laptop.

Typically, if I want a new terminal on my windows 7 workstation from another terminal or mc, I have to type start and I will see a new terminal window running the default shell.

QUESTION : What is the equivalent command in RHEL 5.3 (and or solaris) to create a new terminal window from the command line ? I will be entering this command from the shell prompt or mc's command line.

In Windows, if I want to start another terminal and in that terminal, I want to run a program, I can do "start program.exe arg1 arg2". this will create a new terminal window and runs program.exe in that terminal window. I don't have to create a terminal and then in a separate step run the program. How can I do this in Linux ?

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General :: Finding The Command Line To Launch An Application From A Terminal?

Sep 25, 2009

Is there a way to find out the currently installed packages and the corresponding command line to launch the package from a terminal. For example, I know that I have openoffice installed but I do not know how to find the command line to launch it.

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General :: No Log-in Sound And Command Line Terminal Bell In Gnome / Fix It?

Jul 27, 2010

I recently replaced (fresh install) Fedora 12 by 13. Surprisingly I noticed there is no log-in sound for Gnome and also when I use command line terminal there is no terminal bell in spite of the fact that I checked the "Terminal Bell" option in the EDIT --> Preferences menu! I checked the speakers are not mute, I can play music. Any idea how to fix it?

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