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Sometime my VLC application gets crashed on a Mac OS X system. The screen goes blank and VLC stays hang running on my desktop or MacBook. How can I solve this issue and quit an unresponsive VLC application on a Mac OS X without a hard reboot?
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Linux: Start Command In Background

I am a new Linux command line user. How do I start or run command in the background so that I can access command prompt immediately?
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Ubuntu Linux Stop a Process

How do I stop a process under Ubuntu Linux using command line and GUI tools?
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Kill Process In Ubuntu Linux

How can I kill a process using the bash command prompt? Do I always need to kill the process using PID?
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I'm unable to find any command(s) to stop lighttpd web server. How do I stop / start / restart Lighttpd on Debian/Ubuntu Linux installed using apt-get command? How do I restart lighttpd on RHEL / CentOS installed using yum command? How do I restart lighttpd on FreeBSD Unix operating systems?
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I am a new Linux system user. How do I kill process on Linux based server using command line options? How can I kill running process on Unix?
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