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Kill a process with the pid.

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I know the pid of a process that I want to kill.  How I can do it on Windows NT? I haven´t found the kill function or its equivalent.
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If the target process is cooperative you can send it a message
like WM_QUIT or something.  Otherwise I'd look at:

OpenProcess()
TerminateProcess()
CloseProcess()
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Thanks, but I only know the process's pid.  I use de spawnl function that return the process's pid and I need to kill the process started with the spawnl funtion.  
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Right... You do it this way:

HANDLE aHandle = OpenProcess(PROCESS_TERMINATE, FALSE, proc-id);
int aStatus = TerminateProcess(aHandle, desired-exit-code);
if (!aStatus)  {
    char s[80];
    sprintf(s, "TerminateProcess() failed, code: %d", aStatus);
    AfxMessageBox(s);
    }
CloseHandle(aHandle);

Sorry about the typo before... CloseHandle() should be used to
free the handle, not CloseProcess()...
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