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More kill rogue apps

Contributed by: Chip Paul
This tip is valid for: Both BeOS and Haiku

In addition to the age-old Unix ps/kill combo listed above, BeOS lets you take
the easy route. Try kill ‘appname’ (ex. kill NetPositive)

This is much simpler than grepping for the pid.

But there’s an even cleaner way, that you might try first. Download the
href=””>hey scripting utility and install it
in /boot/home/config/bin. Then use:

hey ‘appname’ quit

This will, as it suggests, tell the app to quit itself, which might shut it
down a little cleaner than a raw kill, although usually if you’re at this
stage, you’re gonna have to do a kill anyway.

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