How to List Processes and Manually Remove Them in Linux


If you have had applications and programs that randomly just stop responding, you might wonder how to close them like you used to in Windows’ Task Manager. Guess what? Today is your lucky day. I’ll show you how to list processes to manually kill (remove) them.

Difficulty level: Easy

1. Open your terminal or konsole

2. Run as sudo:

top sudo

3. Find the process ID you want to kill. Once found, press the letter k

4. It will ask you now the process ID you wish to terminate. Type it.

5. Press enter and it will be ended.

How easy it was, right? Now that you’ve learned this, share your newly acquired knowledge with all your friends!

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