TIP: Howto kill a process in LInux
There are many ways to kill processes in Linux. Today I’m gonna share with you my favorite one. And the one I think is the easiest: xkill. When you run this application, the mouse cursor is changed into a cross. Put the cursor over the window of the application that you want to kill and press the mouse button. Voila! It’s a lot easier than going through the terminal, checking the PID of the process and then issuing a kill command.
Xkill is a console application, but if you add a keyboard shortcut for it (some distributions have it by default on CTRL+ALT+ESC) then it becomes a very productive tool.
That’s it for today, just a small useful tip that you might not knew 🙂