Kill a GUI-based Program

December 7th, 2006 liewsheng Posted in X11, xkill | Hits: 29570 | 6 Comments »

As intoduce in this post, you can kill any process with its PID. But what if you want kill a GUI-based program? You can use this:


This message will be show up when ‘xkill’ is executed:

Select the window whose client you wish to kill with button 1....

and you will get a ‘skeleton’ mouse cursor. You just need to click on any GUI program and all the related process will be killed as well as GUI will close.

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