If you ever need to stop your game, the best way is to use the
shutdown command in-game.
If that doesn’t work, you can:
Once the game is shut down, see Starting the Game to restart it.
Always wait about 10 seconds or so between shutting the game down and restarting it. This ensures that everything has a chance to shut down fully and cleanly.
As a last resort, if none of the above steps work, you can kill the server process.
If for some reason the process ID isn’t there or the kill command doesn’t work, you’ll need to figure out the game process. On most servers, you can execute the command
ps -aux | grep startares and see something like this:
lynn **25742** 0.0 6.5 233656 69084 ? Sl 06:29 0:04 ruby /home/lynn/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.1.5/bin/rake startares
The bold number in the second column is the process ID (25742). You can then do
kill -9 <process ID>.