How to dump the locked up program

Roberto Ragusa mail at
Mon Sep 28 13:24:18 UTC 2009

Vincent Onelli wrote:
> Hello all,
> Is there way to dump the program stop responding, instead of do a full
> reboot?.

What you are calling "dump" is probably called "kill" in the Unix
world. And program is better spelled process.

So, a simple Google search for "How do I kill a process in Linux?"
will give you a lot of answers.

In a console:
  kill 666
(where 666 is the PID of the process)

Via GUI, it depends on GNOME, KDE, whatever you are using (it could be
Ctrl-Esc or similar key commands).

   Roberto Ragusa    mail at

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