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Mado91
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Taskkill comand error

#1 Post by Mado91 » 12 Apr 2019 10:29

Hi programmers,
I encountered an issue with taskkill command:
I first wrote the following code:

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start notepad.exe
timeout 5
taskkill /IM notepad.exe
pause
it worked properly,
so I tried:

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start chrome.exe
timeout 5
taskkill /IM chrome.exe
pause
then the error message: "ERROR: it's impossible to terminte the process "chrome.exe", this process can only be terminated with the "/F" option"
Ok DOS, as you wish...
so I tried:

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start chrome.exe
timeout 5
taskkill /F chrome.exe
pause
then another error message: "invalid option 'chrome.exe'"
what am I doing wrong?
Thanks everybody

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Re: Taskkill comand error

#2 Post by aGerman » 12 Apr 2019 11:13

/F is an additional option. You still have to use /IM to introduce the process name.
Why do people never read the help messages of a command? All you have to do is executing TASKKILL /?

Steffen

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Re: Taskkill comand error

#3 Post by Mado91 » 12 Apr 2019 12:33

...Thanks

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