How do I send SIGKILL on cygwin in GNU Screen?

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QUESTION :

I have recently started using GNU screen on cygwin, but the functionality to terminate a foreground process with CTRL-C does not seem to work when there is an active screen session. Is there a workaround for this?

ANSWER :

If you mean to terminate in the screen it-self, you could try the following shortcut:

Ctrl-A, k

It will send kill signal to the process (additional confirmation is required).

Press Ctrl-A, ? to see more options.


Other methods:

You can suspend the job:

Control-Z

and it’ll return you the job ID of that process

To continue the process in foreground, you can run:

fg

In the background:

bg

If you want to kill it:

kill -9 %1

(replace 1 with your job ID).

Note: Don’t forget about % sign, otherwise you’ll kill something else.

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