How to kill a hung Linux process#
A process stops responding normally. When you try to exit it using CTRLC, it prints
^C instead. Whatever you type is just printed on the screen.
The process seems to be hung, and you hate restarting a new instance of the terminal.
If that doesn't help, send the process of the background using CTRLZ. Then bring it back:
If even that doesn't help, send it to the background again, and:
$ kill $!
There you have you terminal free again.
No more closing of the terminal instance because of a frozen process. Happy hacking!