How do you kill a RHEL process that you cannot see?
July 18, 2013 12:34 PM Subscribe
How can you kill a RHEL process that does not show up in either top or ps -ef?
posted by Rob Rockets to computers & internet (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I ran a perl script designed to send out messages continuously in order to test a notification system I'm working on. I closed the terminal window, so I was unable to ctrl-C and stop the perl script execution. The perl script didn't show up in either top or ps -ef. My solution of rebooting the workstation worked, but was a little bit inelegant. I'm just a user and I can't get root.
In the future I will not close the terminal window of course, but I'd still like to know how to stop a process I can't see.