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How To Stop Swatch

Posted on 2014-11-07
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I can't get the program swatch to stop on my Linux system.  I have tried to kill it but the PID is dynamic.  I have tried to remove via Yum but it says it can't find Swatch and that is how I installed it.

Does anyone know how to stop this program?
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by:Seth Simmons
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i don't have a linux system in front of me to test, but if you do rpm -qa | grep -i swatch you should find the package name
then use yum to remove it
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by:sharingsunshine
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when I do that nothing comes up it just goes back to the command line
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by:Seth Simmons
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what other repos do you have configured?
i don't find that anywhere in the RHN
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by:sharingsunshine
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epel I believe is where it came from
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Try these to know where this executable came from,

which swatch

If there is output,

do rpm -qf <output of which swatch>. or you can combine the two commands with rpm -qf `which swatch`
Then do a rpm -e to remove the package from the system.

If you do not see any output on those commands, you will have to do a search on the entire filesystem.

find / -name swatch

Change the attribute to 400 so that it is only readonly and it doesn't execute.

Hope this helps.
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by:sharingsunshine
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we had to remove the entire program it outputted 6000 emails and I couldn't find any support for it or any answers to speak of.  I may not have looked in the right place but the author's website has no support links on it of any kind.  So we won't be using that program anymore.

Both of you gave some good linux commands I can use in the future so I will split the points between you.  Hope that is OK.
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