[SOLVED] How To Kill A Process In Fedora, CentOS & Redhat

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS  (Linux)
Q: How to terminate or kill a process in linux? (Fedora,CentOS,Redhat)

First Identify the "process id" (pid) of the process to kill.
[root@server ~#]ps -e                (display all the process in the system)
  PID TTY       TIME       CMD
    1   ?        00:00:00 init
    2   ?        00:00:00 kthreadd
    3   ?        00:00:00 migration/0
    4   ?        00:00:00 ksoftirqd/0
    5   ?        00:00:00 watchdog/0
    6   ?        00:00:00 events/0
    7   ?        00:00:00 cpuset
    8   ?        00:00:00 khelper
    9   ?        00:00:00 netns
   10   ?       00:00:00 async/mgr
   11   ?       00:00:00 pm
Note:Here the first column(PID) includes the process ids of all the running process.

How to find pid of a process by name
[root@server ~#]ps -e | grep <process name>
eg:  [root@server ~#]ps -e | grep vsftpd
1719   ?        00:00:00 vsftpd                  (pid of vsftpd is 1719)

And KILL the process
[root@server ~#]skill -p <pid>
eg:  [root@server ~#]skill -p 2152            (Kill the process with pid:2152)

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