Cannot Kill process

I’ve tried all sorts of kill commands. When I go sudo netstat -lpn | grep :3000 I get a PID for a process. I kill it an another one immediately appears. I’ve tried every command I found on stack overflow and nothing can kill it.

Is there a way to wipe my droplet? I just started it so this would be easier then spending any more time trying to debug this.

This all stems from the inability to run my node app, but I believe this will be the first step to solving the larger issue.

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I found this that finally killed it killall -s KILL node . Maybe specific to this case, I don’t know. No other kill commands worked. Thanks for the reponses~

Perhaps search for node:

grep node -r /etc/systemd/system

And pm

grep pm -r /etc/systemd/system
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Sometimes, there might be parent processes spawning the one you’re trying to kill. Use tools like ps or pstree to identify related processes and kill them as well.

ps axu | grep $command

If all else fails, you can try killing the process with signal 9 (SIGKILL), which is more forceful than the default signal sent by kill, so it will be kill -9 $command


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