Linux command to stop a process

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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
What is the question?

To stop a process, you use the kill command. Give the process ID as parameter.
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Alex [***Alex140181***]Software DeveloperCommented:
Yes, use kill (or kill -9) aka SIGTERM or SIGKILL

Just to add:

https://major.io/2010/03/18/sigterm-vs-sigkill/
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taazAuthor Commented:
So we can not stop the process and then restart ?
The only option we have is to kill the process?

How we can start the same process if we kill it?
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taazAuthor Commented:
The thing is I want to temporary stop the process and then restart
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
What process is this? You want to pause a process, not stop a process right?
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taazAuthor Commented:
Right
To pause and then start
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
To do that you can try SIGSTOP and SIGCONT signals:

SIGCONT - To make processes continue executing after being paused by the SIGTSTP or SIGSTOP signal, send the SIGCONT signal to the paused process. This is the CONTinue SIGnal. This signal is beneficial to Unix job control (executing background tasks).

So:

kill -SIGSTOP <process ID>

and:

kill - SIGCONT <process ID>
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taazAuthor Commented:
Thank you!!!
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