This section provides tips and tricks to deal with processes on Linux systems. Got another tip? Let it know!


A Linux systems without processes is not possible. So we collect tips to deal with processes and improve your skills.

Kill a process that won't respond to CTRL+C

Got a process that won't respond to CTRL+C? With this tip you can kill almost all processes without having to open a second terminal.


Sometimes a process gets stuck and how often you try, it won’t respond to the combination of CTRL+C. One option is to open a second shell, then perform a kill. kill 1234 Pushing a job to the background While this works, there is usually a much easier way. This involves pushing a running process into the background by pressing CTRL+Z. [1]+ Stopped ./runserver Kill the process To get it back to the foreground, we would normally run fg.