The tag has no wiki summary.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
0answers
45 views

Google Chrome background tabs don't load/build until selected

When browsing, I tend to middle-click things I want to read so they load in a new tab in the background. That way they're ready to read when I finish the current page. Recently the behavior changed ...
1
vote
1answer
58 views

Process killed on ssh disconnect despite screen/nohup

I am facing a rather strange situation: ssh to a beaglebone (details : uname -a = "Linux beaglebone 3.2.34 #1 Wed Nov 21 14:17:11 CET 2012 armv7l GNU/Linux", ssh server : Dropbear sshd v2012.55) ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Switch off background data

Is there any kind of mode within Windows that can limit network traffic to only what I explicitly request at thats time? Ie, disable any kind of background data such as update downloads, cloud syncs ...
2
votes
2answers
399 views

Skype shows I'm online when I don't have any Skype instance running

Recently Skype shows me as online to my contacts even when I do not have any instance of Skype running on my desktop I signed out of Skype on my mobile Apparently, this is a feature not a bug. ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

BITS process is getting started automatically

I have disable BITS ( Background Intelligent Transfer Service ) lots of time. This process chokes my internet bandwidth. Every time I have to go and stop the service and disable it. But then after ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Start program from shellscript in background then bring back to foreground later

I'm trying to make a shell script that does the following: Start program ~/x While x is running execute some commands, for example: echo "blabla" >> ~/blabla.txt After the execution of those ...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

After sending the tshark process in the background and pressing ENTER key stop this background tshark process. Why do i avoid this

After sending the tshark process in the background and pressing ENTER key stop this background tshark process. How do i avoid this? Please help admin@client:~$ sudo tshark -i eth2 -f "udp and src ...
1
vote
1answer
116 views

Why “php x.php &” leads to a STOPPED background process

x.php: <?php sleep(15); ?> console: $ php x.php & [1] 5742 [1]+ Stopped x.php Result: a "STOPPED" process - it's there forever until I send a TERM and then CONT ...
2
votes
0answers
116 views

How to use a key binding within shell script ? (Launch terminator in broadcast mode in background)

I currently use a small shell script to start a terminator window as a background process which has multiple splits specified with a layout. terminator --layout=My_layout & I want to execute a ...
1
vote
0answers
46 views

Why does starting a process in the background prevent me from recalling previous commands in the command prompt?

I'm running asynchronous command prompt commands in cmd on Windows 7 64-bit and for some reason it effects my ability to recall previous commands just after I run them; for example: I might run ...
1
vote
2answers
99 views

Something is downloading in background Linux

My laptop boots normally to LinuxMint and immediately I like to open gnome-system-monitor but the shock is that something is downloading (the problem has been out 2 days ago) and nothing I run yet! I ...
0
votes
1answer
135 views

How to get a list of background processes in freebsd

I need to get a list of background processes in freebsd, but i don't know how. I've tried to use ps command, ps -ax ps -e -j but I haven't found properties which describe background processes. ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

How to execute a script 20 at a time with different variables at a time in parallel?

I am trying to run 20 files at a time, using warc.sh or a better way to put it is 20 instances of warc.sh at a time with directory contents as the input. I am also trying to watch the PIDs in case bad ...
3
votes
1answer
620 views

What exactly determines if a backgrounded job is killed when the shell is exited, or killed?

This question has come up quite a lot (really a lot), but I'm finding the answers to be generally incomplete. The general question is "Why does/doesn't my job get killed when I exit/kill ssh?", and ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

How to run a process in the background without keeping a batch file open?

I have a Windows service (the Bamboo integration server) that runs a batch file as a subprocess (a build job) of that script. Within that batch file I would like to be able to start a process (let's ...
2
votes
4answers
4k views

Continue SSH background task/jobs when closing SSH

I have the same question as here but even beyond that. If I logout/exit the SSH connection, I need my program running in background. Before exit, I type bg and jobs to check background running task, ...
4
votes
2answers
189 views

Running find and xargs in background

I want to run this command in background because the process could take a long time. How can I send it to a background process? find /tmp/ -type f -mtime +3 | xargs rm -Rf This does not work: find ...
0
votes
1answer
879 views

How to run something in background in Centos

I use CentOS and I have a little bit of difficulty with background tasks When something like updatedb command is running, I press CTRL+Z, instead of running in the background it immediately says ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

`jobs` command doesn't show any background processes

When I was in the office using my desktop, I started a script run.sh in background 4 times. run.sh parameter1 & run.sh parameter2 & run.sh parameter3 & run.sh parameter4 & Then I ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

Linux command for creating/leaving/returning to shells

I was using a command a long time ago to manage my background processes and I can't remember wich one. I had to install it. I could create a shell and go into it Run a process Leave the shell with ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How are GHz in multicore processors computed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How fast is each core in a dual-core processor? I am debating between two systems (for simplicity): (1) 2.9 GHz dual core processor (2) 2.3 GHz quad core processor ...
2
votes
2answers
358 views

How can bash screen be setup in the background and brought to the front later?

This a deeper explanation for the question. My goal is: Start a bash shell configured with a set of environment variables, but running in the background. Launch about five screen commands in the ...
3
votes
1answer
799 views

Prevent an already running background process from being stopped after closing SSH client

I have a process running on my Linux machine (Debian squeeze) that takes hours (or days) to finish. I don't want to stop it to restart it again with screen, tmux or with an output redirect to nohup. ...
7
votes
1answer
937 views

How can I close a Google Chrome profile?

When I install Windows or Linux (Ubuntu/Mint), I start off by installing Google Chrome. I sign in and sync 4 users within Chrome (4 Gmail accounts). My extensions are sync'd as well. There is a ...
0
votes
1answer
176 views

Temporary pause/disable background updater

Is there any program in Windows 7 that can pause or disable background updaters? The reason I would like to do this is because I have an old computer, and when I watch a video in VLC and background ...
0
votes
1answer
392 views

Windows 7 system CPU bogged by windows services, no explanation

I'm looking at a laptop for a colleague which is running terribly slow. A quick look showed that the CPU was 100% used by 2-3 SVCHost processes, which off course doesn't tell much since those are just ...
0
votes
2answers
4k views

Is there a way to stop background programs in OS X?

I have a MacBook that runs OS X. It's really slow at times during startup. I know I can Force Quit some programs by using Command ⌘+Option ⌥+Esc ⎋. Is there another way to see any other ...
1
vote
2answers
141 views

How to resume simulations running in background

I am running long-term transient simulations on a server. For making them to run in background, I use the command nohup from the netlist folder of the corresponding schematic. Tonight they got ...
1
vote
2answers
55 views

nasty process hogging my shell

While for most of the processes started from shell I can grab my shell back from them with a sequence of Ctrl-z and bg, it seems that some won't allow me back in control in the case of, e.g., mysqld. ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

How to get a trace of the process history in Windows 7?

I recently noticed that there's a program which shows up on task-bar and disappears momentarily (No window shown). This happens periodically. I want to find out what process this is. Is there a way to ...
1
vote
1answer
7k views

How can I get a program to stay running on Windows Server 2008 even when I log off?

I am setting up a minecraft server on my dev VPS just for fun. I can RDP in and start up the minecraft server, but as I expected as soon as I log off it kills the server since it is running under my ...
0
votes
2answers
340 views

“pull” process/job into the background

I know of terminating a command with & and then moving it into the background by pressing Ctrl-Z and then bg [pid], and I also know of nohup. But say you started a process that turned out to take ...
0
votes
2answers
483 views

How to log STDOUT of a background process w/o buffering on Mac?

I am running a background process on Mac and have a problem with log update. If I run someprog > mylog & then mylog is updated not immediately, but with some intervals - I guess it's due to ...
0
votes
1answer
520 views

What is the best way to optimize my Windows-7 services for WAMP?

Any recommendations on the best services to run (or not run) on a Windows-7 machine when running WAMP? I feel like I have most of the background tasks minimal so I can get the full use. (3% usage) ...
1
vote
1answer
903 views

What is the name of the screensaver daemon on Mac OS X?

My Mac's screensaver seems to be frozen, and I think quitting the process through SSH will resolve the problem. Does anyone know what the name of the process is?