How to Kill Procees on Fedora 16

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In this post i will share on how ot kill the procees on linux fedora 16 server. This post assumed you already installed Fedora 16 and you try to install mysql using yum command. However, you has accidemtly canceled it without proper command. Therefore you are require to kill the procees. Follow this step to kill the process.

Check the process id :

[root@fedora16 ~]# ps -ef | grep yum
root      1715  1167  2 17:21 pts/0    00:00:01 /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/yum install mysql
root      1723  1167  0 17:21 pts/0    00:00:00 grep --color=auto yum

You may find manual for kill command as below :

[root@fedora16 ~]# man kill
       kill - terminate a process

       kill [-s signal|-p] [-q sigval] [-a] [--] pid...
       kill -l [signal]

As an example, kill process id 1715 :

[root@fedora16 ~]# kill -9 1715

Verify the process whether it’s killed or still running :

[root@fedora16 ~]# ps -ef | grep yum
root      1726  1167  0 17:22 pts/0    00:00:00 grep --color=auto yum
[4]-  Killed                  yum install mysql

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