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Reboot a hung system with Spotlight and Terminal
Authored by: Hodag on Dec 30, '08 07:47:57AM

Dear God it worked! Thank You Thank You Thank You! I just saved 9 hours of writing a tech manual by being able to kill the hung process without killing everything!

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Reboot a hung system with Spotlight and Terminal
Authored by: thyvillageidiot on Dec 30, '08 08:25:50AM

How can I kill a single process? For example, Safari?



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Reboot a hung system with Spotlight and Terminal
Authored by: frgough on Dec 30, '08 08:50:37AM

With the terminal open, type top and press enter. Look for the program you want to quit and note its PID. Then type q to quit TOP, and enter sudo kill -9 xxx where xxx is the PID of the program you want to kill. Enter your password when prompted. The program should die, and hopefully free your hung machine.



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Reboot a hung system with Spotlight and Terminal
Authored by: VxJasonxV on Dec 30, '08 09:16:49AM
I think:

killall Safari

Will work much easier for you ;). If that doesn't seem to do anything, I think (don't quote me 100% on this), that killall -9 Safari will work a bit more brute force.

If that doesn't work, prepending sudo to the command will... hopefully.

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Reboot a hung system with Spotlight and Terminal
Authored by: seanasy on Dec 30, '08 04:11:43PM

In addition to the above Terminal commands, you can:

- type Cmd-Opt-Esc, select Safari and click the Force Quit button,
- launch Activity Monitor, select Safari and click the Quit Process button.



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