I have the following script in a file:

omxplayer --loop  --blank video.mp4

I double clicked the script and did execute instead of execute in terminal. I noticed I wasn't able to close the application.

For the purpose of learning, is there any way in that case to close the application?

ctrl + c does not work. Neither does esc.

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You can hit q in omxplayer to exit. If you ever don't know how to close an application you can always use killall applicationname, so in this case you could have used killall omxplayer.

  • Why did someone downvote this? Looks like the right answer. Commented Oct 24, 2016 at 11:03
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    This is the edited answer, the previous answer was using killall which was not necessary as omxplayer has the q keybinding to exit. @DmitryGrigoryev
    – hazelnoot
    Commented Oct 24, 2016 at 11:23
  • But imho you could have let the kill part in the answer as an alternative, say if for whatever reason the keybinding is not set or simply for any other generic application.
    – Ghanima
    Commented Oct 24, 2016 at 11:37
  • Added it @Ghanima
    – hazelnoot
    Commented Oct 24, 2016 at 11:41
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    @clankill3r Many options, for example you could open a new SSH session, or connect a UART cable, or switch to a virtual terminal if you have a key binding for it. You could even assign a hotkey to killall omxplayer command, if it is often needed. Commented Oct 24, 2016 at 12:33

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