[plug] xkill

William Kenworthy billk at iinet.net.au
Mon Apr 12 15:51:32 WST 2004

Ive seen this in the past, but only on some gnome installations.  All of
my current (all gentoo, and one gnome 1.4) desktops only have the rather
ineffectual "close" button.  Any idea how to get it there?


On Mon, 2004-04-12 at 13:11, James Devenish wrote:
> In message <1081745972.1642.2.camel at syngery>
> on Mon, Apr 12, 2004 at 12:59:32PM +0800, Chris Caston wrote:
> > I'm just playing around with xkill and it seems a good app to put on
> > peoples desktops so that they don't have to resort to pulling up an
> > xterm and using ps aux | grep appname
> FYI you usually get neater output by using the Solaris-style `pgrep -lf
> appname` or `ps -C appname` (or pkill, etc, depending on what it is that
> you know about the state of the system).
> > and then kill [its] pid
> What's wrong with clicking the 'close' button in the window frame?
> > an app with unsaved data that hasn't crashed.
> Gasp! Post proof or retract! ;-)
> > The one thing I have noticed is that it is quite easy to accidentally
> > kill your kde desktop, taskbar
> I wouldn't advise users to use xkill. In GNOME, I would simply suggest
> right-clicking on the app's icon in the GNOME panel -- the popup menu
> gives a 'Kill app' option.
> > Is it possible to rig up xkill so that it gives you an "Are you sure
> > message" first?
> Just curious -- how come you feel the need to kill things so much? 
> (Please don't kill me -- unless you really really want to!)
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