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I am getting this error when i am running the command anchor test : Error: Your configured rpc port: 8899 is already in use

And i know i have to kill the local validator from this question but i don't know how to kill the local validator .

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If you're running anchor test and you have a local validator already running, you can use the following command to skip the validator startup:

anchor test --skip-local-validator

Otherwise you can kill whatever is running on port 8899 with:

$ lsof -i :8899
<PID>

$ kill -9 <PID>

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