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If I type ps in PowerShell, I obtain something like:

Handles  NPM(K)    PM(K)      WS(K) VM(M)   CPU(s)     Id ProcessName          
-------  ------    -----      ----- -----   ------     -- -----------          
     45       2      524       1812    12             376 AEstSrv              
     40       2      624       2028    13             484 agrsmsvc             
    137       5     1540       4760    50            1568 atieclxx             
    123       4      996       3196    27             920 atiesrxx             
    122       5    15584      14688    46            4816 audiodg              
    138       5     1536       4808    55            6132 audiosrv             

Can someone give me the definitions of the various headers here?

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If you type

get-help get-process -full  

You will get an explanation of these terms. Here it is:

The default display of a process is a table that includes the following columns:

-- Handles: The number of handles that the process has opened.

-- NPM(K): The amount of non-paged memory that the process is using, in kilobytes.

-- PM(K): The amount of pageable memory that the process is using, in kilobytes.

-- WS(K): The size of the working set of the process, in kilobytes. The working set consists of the pages of me mory that were recently referenced by the process.

-- VM(M): The amount of virtual memory that the process is using, in megabytes. Virtual memory includes storage in the paging files on disk.

-- CPU(s): The amount of processor time that the process has used on all processors, in seconds.

-- ID: The process ID (PID) of the process.

-- ProcessName: The name of the process.

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Thanks for answering the question I asked, and the question I didn't ask. – Eric Wilson Jul 29 '10 at 15:26

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