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Kill (Resource Kit)

Primary Category = Windows Commandline

Posted On 2005-11-1 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Command Reference
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KILL (Resource kit)

Remove a running process from memory.



syntax

      KILL [option] process_id

      KILL [option] task_name

      KILL [option] window_title



option

        -f     Force process kill



Note: Kill -f basically just nukes the process from existence, potentially leaking a lot of memory and losing any data that the process hadn't committed to disk yet. It is there for worst case scenarios - when you absolutely must end the process now, and don't care whether proper cleanup gets done or not.



In WindowsXP, KILL is replaced with the superior TASKKILL - Allowing you to specify a remote computer, different user account etc - for more details run TASKKILL /?



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