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Development Tools Console Foundations Processes Killing Processes

Sean Flanagan
Sean Flanagan
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Kill command doesn't work


I'm 5 minutes 18 seconds into the video. In Tab 1, I used the kill command on a process, kill 2544. When I ran jobs, that process was still listed. Nothing is running in Tab 2. Can anyone tell me why the kill command won't work?

2 Answers

Processes can ignore some signals. If you send SIGKILL it will not be able to ignore it (and neither catch it to do cleanups). Try: kill -9 {PID}