Kill

Updated: 08/02/2019 by Computer Hope

Kill may refer to any of the following:

kill command

1. Kill is a command used with Linux and Unix variants, as well as various network equipment to stop a process or disconnect a client. For example, on a Linux server the admin may need to kill a process that is consuming too much memory.

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Microsoft Windows users can kill a task using the tskill command.

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2. In general, kill is a term used to describe a process of deleting or removing data from a computer.

Delete, Expire, Kick, Operating system terms, Software terms, Terminate