> I'm not sure exactly what xkill does, but it seems to stop the emelfm2 > process without cleanup. From the xkill man page: Description "Xkill is a utility for forcing the X server to close connections to clients. " Caveats "This command does not provide any warranty that the application whose connection to the X server is closed will abort nicely, or even abort at all. All this command does is to close the connection to the X server. Many existing applications do indeed abort when their connection to the X server is closed, but some can choose to continue." Maybe this helps, Liviu -- Users can unsubscribe from the list by sending email to emelfm2-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the subject field or by logging into the web interface.