Brief This is a quick tip on finding zombie processes in Linux and then killing them. You also learn a thing or two about processes and zombie processes. .

Before you learn about Zombie process let me recall what is a process in Linux.

In a few words a process is a running instance of a program in performance. It can be foreground interactive process or background not interactive or automatic process. It can be a parent creator of other processes during run-time or child process created by others process.

In Linux except for the first init or systemd process with PID 0 every other process has a parent process. Processes also have their own child processes. .

Don8217t believe me Use the pstree command in terminal to look at the process tree to see the 8216family tree8217 of your system8217s processes.

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