How to Kill Linux Processes Using ‘xkill’ Command

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Xkill is a utility for forcing the X server to close connections to consumers. This software is very harmful but is priceless for aborting applications.This article explains about-“How to Kill Linux Processes Using ‘xkill’ Command”.

Sample Syntax of Xkill Command

The sample syntax of Xkill command as shown below –

$xkill [-option ...]

Options of Xkill

Options of Xkill are shown below –

usage: xkill [-option ...]
where options include:
-display displayname X server to contact
-id resource resource whose client is to be killed
-frame don't ignore window manager frames
-button number specific button to be pressed to select window
-all kill all clients with top level windows
-version print version and exit

To get the version of Xkill, use the following command –

$ xkill -version

The sample output should be like this –

xkill 1.0.4

To kill a specific process, use the following command –

$ xkill

The sample output should be like this –

Select the root window with button 1....

It will promote the cross-hair cursor. Using the cursor, you can click on any process or icon to kill the process.

Create a keyboard shortcut for xkill

To create a keyboard shortcut for xkill, Search for keyboard and select on shortcut. it will promote a screen as shown below –

Click on custom shortcuts and + button, it will promote a screen as shown below –

Enter a name for shortcut and command as shown below –

Now click on apply button, Double click on xkill and enter keys which you wants to make xkill shortcuts.Here, we have given Shift+Ctrl+Alt+x as shown below-

raja
Published on 23-Jan-2020 07:43:21
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