I have an application that freezes. I can't terminate it with ^C, so I have to do following:
$ ./myapp ^C^Z + Stopped ./myapp $ pgrep -lf myapp 18479 bash ./myapp $ kill -9 18479 $ fg bash: fg: job has terminated + Killed ./myapp $
It is OK to do it in rare cases. But if I'm an author of this application and try to drill-down problem that causes freeze, it is very annoying to do this over and over again. Is there a way to save few keystrokes in such scenario?
pgrep + kill could be replaced with
pkill -f -9 myapp, thanks to Lee B
Ideally I want to shorten path to just one keystroke, like ^C. It doesn't matter on what level it is implemented: on gnome terminal, on bash, wherever.