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How to escape a suspended Matlab?

  1. Oct 25, 2007 #1
    Hi all,

    I sometimes get into trouble of running Matlab programs, then when I press Ctrl+C, the program does not stop. I can only reset the PC and that takes a lot of time. Does anyone know other ways to stop a stubborn running program?.
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  3. Oct 25, 2007 #2


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    What operating system are you using? The Windows Task Manager can be started with Shift + Ctrl + Escape (sometimes also Ctrl + Alt + Delete) and that can close the program, if under windows. If you're using Linux you could close it with bash by looking up the PID with ps and then using "kill *" where * is the PID. For Mac OS X there's a force quit command on the finder.
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