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Java Process destroy() method with example

Process Class destroy() method: Here, we are going to learn about the destroy() method of Process Class with its syntax and example.
Submitted by Preeti Jain, on December 11, 2019

Process Class destroy() method

  • destroy() method is available in java.lang package.
  • destroy() method is used to terminate the process abnormally.
  • destroy() method is a non-static method, it is accessible with the class object only and if we try to access the method with the class name then we will get an error.
  • destroy() method does not throw an exception at the time of the killing process.


    public abstract void destroy();


  • It does not accept any parameter.

Return value:

The return type of this method is void, it returns nothing.


// Java program to demonstrate the example 
// of void destroy() method of Process 

import java.io.*;
import java.util.*;

public class Destroy {
    public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
        // Instantiating Process 
        System.out.println("Process Instantiated");
        Process pr = Runtime.getRuntime().exec("C:\\Program Files (x86)\\TextPad 6\\TextPad.exe");

        // Destroy a process

        System.out.println("Process Destroyed");


Process Instantiated
Process Destroyed

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