How to kill active thread using java.util.Concurrent package ?
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If you are working with Thread on the low level than the usual implementation is to override interrupt in your Thread an set a boolean flag to true. Within the run method you implement various checks if that variable was set to true and hence quit the run method.
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If you want to cancel all tasks / threads running on an executor then you should make sure your tasks respond to interruption as above, and then you can call ExecutorService#shutdown().
If you want to make sure that the ExecutorService kills its Threads when all tasks are complete, then call the ExecutorService#shutdown() method after submitting all your tasks, or provide a ThreadFactory to the executor that generates Daemon threads so they shutdown automatically when the application completes.