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Is there a way to just kill rviz?

asked 2013-09-20 12:06:45 -0500

Norman Hendrich gravatar image

updated 2013-09-28 20:30:39 -0500

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Please make rviz just respect ctrl-c, no questions asked. Yes, I have read http://answers.ros.org/question/45885/rviz-unsaved-changes/

When developing URDF, and playing with Gazebo simulation, I have to kill all ROS processes including rviz all the time. I know that C/Linux programs are ALLOWED to catch and ignore certain signals, but this "design decision" (and similar for gzserver and several python friends) costs me half an hour of my life every single day.

Why can't the stupid thing just stop, when there is no reason to continue? ctrl-\ is not 100% friendy to X11 and the rest of the world. When the user types ctrl-c, the process should just terminate, no questions asked.

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What version are you using? In my experience, Ctrl-C works as expected with rviz.

Dan Lazewatsky gravatar imageDan Lazewatsky ( 2013-09-20 12:30:58 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-09-20 12:12:22 -0500

dgossow gravatar image

Thank you for your comment. Since this is apparently a very emotional issue for you, I'm sure you're motivated enough to fix this and submit a pull request. I will personally review and merge it.

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answered 2013-09-20 13:05:07 -0500

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Ctrl+C works for me. Or all processes could be killed by system monitor

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answered 2019-08-17 22:18:33 -0500

houssem trabelsi gravatar image

updated 2019-09-05 19:35:55 -0500

you can use linux command for killing all rviz process:

 $ killall -9 rviz
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