ArtLung: I am Joe Crawford. Welcome to my website circa July 2008. I am a web developer. I live in Moorpark, California, USA. I work in Los Angeles, and have lived elsewhere and done many surprising things. I put up the first ArtLung website 12 years ago, moved it to artlung.com 10 years ago, nd I've been blogging for 7 years. I'm still learning, every day. Welcome.

November 19th, 2008

The Reluctant Sysadmin

This morning I had a compile that was hanging and/or calling itself. This made the server, and more importantly, the “yes people use it” webserver unresponsive. This was not fun.

Here are the tools I used to kill the processes:


ps -aux | grep -i make | awk '{print $2}'

ps -aux | grep -i make | awk '{print $2}' | xargs kill -9

ps -aux | grep -i make | awk '{print "kill -9 "$2}' |sh -x

killall make

The final 2 commands I think did the best job.

I seem to be learning more server administration. I still don’t like it, but I can do more of it if I need to. Maybe installing Xubuntu on my machine at home really has been useful as I spend more time on the command line.

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