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Quit applications from the command line
Authored by: Han Solo on Jun 25, '04 11:14:51PM
Why not simply get the PID with either top or ps -cx then type kill -QUIT PID ?

If another user left something running via FUS, you'll want to type ps -cxa or ps -cx -U username , then preface the above kill command with sudo. Or better, follow this hint and subsequent comments to pause and resume from the CLI programs run by other users.

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Quit applications from the command line
Authored by: dustox on Jun 26, '04 04:09:15PM

> Why not simply get the PID with either top or ps -cx then type kill -QUIT PID ?

Because typing 'quit mail' is much much easier. And applescript quit's an app cleanly, whereas the kill command may not.



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Quit applications from the command line
Authored by: kupietz on Oct 01, '04 05:32:44AM

>Why not simply get the PID with either top or ps -cx then type kill -QUIT PID ?

Because surreptitiously leaving Bittorrent clients uploading in the background on your co-worker's machines for days on end is pointless if you're just going to force quit and terminate them without them being able to report your upload ratio to the tracker.

:-)



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