How do I close a sub process from task manager in command prompt

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How do I close a sub process from task manager in command prompt

#1 Post by Hanomnom » 01 Nov 2019 09:17

Hi Guys,

I'm using a batch file to auto run and close a 3D program to automate repetitive process. Unfortunately when I force close the program an error pops up (it does not affect the automation). When a lot of these open it eats up RAM so i need to close them.

I would like to close the process called Grasshopper breakpoint using command command prompt. I can then create a batch file and launch it from inside Rhino.

Notes on what I have attempted:
I can't just kill the main process Rhino.exe as there is multiple iterations of the software running.
I have tried using tasklist but i cant find the process
I also tried a script I found online for /f "tokens=3,*" %a in ('tasklist /fo list /v ^| find "Window Title"') do @if not "%a"=="N/A" echo %a %b to get the widow titles I couldn't find anything that matched the Grasshopper breakpoint window (see below)

C:\Users\User1>for /f "tokens=3,*" %a in ('tasklist /fo list /v ^| find "Window Title"') do @if not "%a"=="N/A" echo %a %b
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Please note I am very new to DOS and I am trying my best so please excuse my ignorance. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,
Kevin
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Re: How do I close a sub process from task manager in command prompt

#2 Post by aGerman » 01 Nov 2019 12:55

If you right-click on Grasshopper breakpoint in the task manager list, do you see a "Go to details" menu item? If so, what process in the Details tab is marked if you click this item?

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Re: How do I close a sub process from task manager in command prompt

#3 Post by Hanomnom » 05 Nov 2019 04:31

Hi Steffan,

Thanks for you response. When I right click on it, it does not give me the option to go to details ( please see the image below)

Best,
Kevin

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Re: How do I close a sub process from task manager in command prompt

#4 Post by aGerman » 05 Nov 2019 12:37

No image attached. However, in that case you're out of luck.
Have a look at this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7583&p=50401
Maybe SendMessage.exe or closewindow.exe (a few postings further down in the same thread) could be helpful.

Steffen

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