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Authored by: sahib! on Jul 13, '01 01:19:28AM
``kill -9'' should only be used as a last resort! Just ``kill xxxx'' where xxxx is the pid (process id) should work in most cases. This allows the process to clean up its own resources before it terminates. ``kill -9'' is the equivalent of "Force Quit" in Mac OS. The process may still leave chunks of memory reserved or stray lock files in the system.

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