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Killing tasks in windows command promptYou can kill any process by it’s name or process id.
Killing process by pid (process id)
For example – To kill the process with id 286, you can use below command.
taskkill -pid <process-id>
taskkill -pid 286
Killing process by process nameYou can use below syntax to kill process by name. here -im means image name and -f means kill forcibly. Note that it will kill all processes with given name
For example – If you want to kill firefox.exe process, you can use below command.
taskkill -f -im <process-name>
If you want to kill child processes as well, you can use below syntax.
taskkill -f -im “firefox.exe”
taskkill -f -t -im <process-name>
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