I do a lotta dumb things with computers so I need to kill processes a lot. I’m pretty lazy so I usually
pkill java or
node or whatever, but this is annoying when I break language servers and other things using the same runtime.
kill exactly the process I need to but I can never remember how to use
ps to do what I want—it’s not consistent between linux and macOS, and now I’m using nushell and that has it’s own, different
procs is a replacement for
ps and I can remember the options for it much easier:
procs --sortd tty shows me all the proceses sorted in descending order by what TTY they are attached to. It opens in a pager by default so I can page around and find what I’m looking for.
btm is another tool that lets me see processes except it’s a
top replacement (and more). I can kill processes directly from
btm, but it’s not as easy for me to find the process I’m trying to kill since I can’t sort by TTY.
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