A process is a binary program running continuously on a computer (until terminated) which is managed by the operating system.

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finding out when some file is released by the process, Windows

I was reading about of know what process (or PID) in Windows is using some file with Handle or Process Explorer. My doubt is when?, not who? I want to know when the file is released, and I can ...
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Process Manager/Hacker show already closed processes in Windows 8.1

I recently switched to Windows 8.1 64-bit Pro, and while I'm liking it so far (Minus Metro), I have a pretty serious problem... Process Explorer (And Process Hacker) show rogue processes. So far I've ...
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Many chrome processes scheduled on windows startup

When going through my list of startup programs, I found that expanding chrome shows up a huge list of chrome processes! What is especially striking is that even while browsing there are only 10 ...
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What is the policy for permissions on /proc/<PID>/environ?

I see, that usual user process gets user-readable permissions: -r-------- 1 1000 1000 0 Nov 19 13:51 /proc/9083/environ but f.ex. SCREEN daemon gets root ownership: -r-------- 1 root root 0 Nov 19 ...
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Bash Process output status

I would like to ask about creating new processes in bash script. I have script which will execute external programs tests and then check its output status and print if test was successful or not. ...
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Is 14 Threads per process normal?

I have noticed the computers at school are running very slow: I also noticed the high amount of threads open per application (average). It is about 15 (!!!) Is it normal? os=win7 enterprise
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PuTTY or OTHER - Keep executing command even after exiting PuTTY

I have a couple of commands that I need to run. These commands needs to continually run even after I exit my interface. When I have access to the Linux GUI, I execute something like: cd ...
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Svchost.exe taking up memory and slowing down laptop

I have an svchost process running on my 32bit Windows 7 Professional that keeps hogging physical memory for no reason that I can figure out. If I terminate it, it runs again and then it works as it ...
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Do threads/processes that create/delete files/directories under a shared parent dir interfere?

I was wondering: If I have a directory /a/b/c/ and under c X threads create subdirectories and files and delete them (they are temporary directories and files as intermediate steps of processing) do ...
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How can I run software hidden in Windows XP?

I need to run a software application 'hidden' under Windows XP. The software itself does not offer the option of running as a service and I'm not sure of whether or not this can be done. It is a ...
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CPU higher than maximum

Hi so I bought a new laptop with an Intel i7-4510U processor. Its max cpu it says is 2.0ghz(Which I thought was low). How is it running at +2.8ghz. Is this affecting its performance? Or is there some ...
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Why creating a process is a two-step process (fork-exec)?

I'm studying Tanenbaum's "Modern Operating Systems" book and he's explaining that: The reason for this two-step process is to allow the child to manipulate its file descriptors after the fork but ...
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Analysing processes for automatic incorrect resources usage detection

I am currently looking for algorithms, programs or ideas to implement first a script (and if it works well eventually a daemon) to analyze the normal operation and resources usage of process on a ...
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Troubleshoot Persistent Crashing of Task Blocker on Windows 7

There's a free app called Task Blocker which I've found very useful for over a year. A few days ago it quit working. Every time I launch it Windwows immediately informs me that it has quit working and ...
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Sysinternals pslist: client does not have required rights

I'm on an "ancient" machine running Windows 2000 right now. I'm trying to get the list of running processes on remote computer running Windows 7 x64 using Sysinternals pslist: pslist \\192.168.199.2 ...
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How to measure CPU cores usage for a single process?

Is there a way to see which and how many cores are used by single process on Windows server 2008 R2? I have tried Windows task manager and Process explorer but without any success.
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How to determine what is running in DLLHOST.EXE that's missing /ProcessID switch?

I have multiple dllhost.exe processes running on my computer: Every one of these image's command line is missing (what I am thinking is) the requisite ...
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Windows 8 OpenProcess without admin privileges

I'm using Windows 8, I'm running an app without admin rights. It's able to get handles to all processes which are running without admin rights using OpenProcess(PROCESS_ALL_ACCESS, TRUE, processID) ...
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How can I make a process end when a different process ends?

I'm on Windows 8.1. Here's my situation: I play a game that requires a third-party software to record gameplay. I launch both at the same time through a BAT file: @echo off cd "C:\Riot Games\League ...
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jps displaying process that does not exist?

After send kill -9 to all java processes. I can still saw their information using jps sudo jps 14930 -- process information unavailable 6711 -- process information unavailable 15700 -- process ...
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The OSX Process that wont die

I've got a process on OSX 10.9.5 that just wont die. I have tried kill PID kill -9 PID sudo kill -9 PID killall sshfs killall -9 sshfs sudo killall -9 sshfs Activity monitor / select process / ...
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How does windows know which program has the lock on a particular file while trying to copy it?

I was just wondering about how older versions of Windows didn't tell you exactly which programs were using a particular file so that you cannot move them. But the newer versions tend to tell you that ...
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monitoring download/upload traffic of every process running on a remote system

I'm looking for a linux tool for monitoring upload/download of each process of a remote system. I've found some like nethogs, but they don't do this remotely. As I don't trust the guest system I want ...
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Hide cmd.exe Process When Running Batch Script [duplicate]

I have a batch script that I am running hidden by executing it with a vbs. This is great, because it completely hides the cmd window. However, if I look in the Windows Task Manager I can still see ...
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How can I set it so that another program launches at the same time as another? [closed]

Basically, I want an application to launch only when another application's process is active.
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Stop or pause Windows startup programs during boot? [closed]

Is there an application or program that can stop or pause startup programs during boot? For example using a hotkey to pause the startup queue temporarily or simply stop it altogether. Note: This is ...
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Command to output its backend process

I have an application running in windows that has an option to run a command (UI base). I'm pretty sure that the UI base backend is running in a cmd but I dont know what is the exact bin file. The ...
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Exit status of commands before last command

On OS X, Linux, and other systems, you can use $? to get the exit code of the last command. Is there any way to exit codes of older commands? Either by saying "give me the exit code of the nth ...
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Random process at 25% CPU usage

I have strange problem. Sometimes, often after few minutes of using PC a random process get 25% of CPU usage and it stays at that. Sometimes it's chrome, bittorrent, text editor or something else. And ...
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Get the details of a killed process in Linux

I have seen from the logs/kernel messages that a termination signal has been sent to a process with PID say 1234. Now (few seconds after I see it), ps says that the process is no longer running, (to ...
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Restart TOR service using PHP execution

I want to restart my TOR service with a PHP script in order to receive a new IP address. The reason why I plan to do that is because Google and some other sites start blocking me sometimes. I tried ...
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Are processes in Windows 7 cached?

I'm profilling my java application using Windows Performance Analyser. My app is a simple parser, which uses external command-line program to parse files. This external program is called for each ...
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Could a user space process start a root sub-process?

I am using Ubuntu Linux and I have Viber proprietary software running on it. Today I saved a file using Viber and I realized that it has been stored in file system with root user as its owner. I dug ...
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Kill a process by PID started by Batch Script (avoiding other process of same name)

I have multiple processes by the same name (say multiple FIREFOX.exe process). A Batch script then opens another firefox.exe process and, after some predefined time, needs to kill the process it ...
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At what point will two CPU processes interfere with each other?

I'm running multiple processes on my CPU simultaneously, and now I am trying to find out how much CPU power each of them can use until they start disturbing each other: For simplicity's sake let's ...
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Process Hacker “System services”

Hoping that this isn't already asked somewhere and hoping it's not too vague. First time using anything on stackexchange. I'm a really curious person so I don't exactly need an answer to this ...
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get in a command-line process with pid [duplicate]

is there a way to get in a command-line process with it's PID for example I started apt on a terminal and launched a new terminal is there a way to transfer the output to the new terminal with the ...
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How Windows/Linux assign PID to processes?

Q1 : I want to know how Windows/Linux assign a PID to a process when that process began? Is it a delimited random number? or it is fixed for a file on a compute? does it have a special algorithm? and ...
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Why are there 3 chrome.exe processes immediately upon launch?

I am aware that chrome.exe uses a new process per browser tab, but why do I get 3 chrome.exe processes in the process list immediately upon launch?
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Can't resume editor running as root

For years, when I have been working over an SSH connection, I will run sudo vi ... to edit a config file. If I need to do something on the command-line, I'll hit Ctrl+Z to suspend the editor, do ...
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disable chrome task manager? alternatively: prevent extensions from being killed

I have installed the chrome extension "Stayfocusd" which blocks websites for a certain amount of time. However, I have noticed a way to get around this. If you go to Chrome Task Manager and kill the ...
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Before Operating systems, What concept was used to make them work? [closed]

The Operating systems have been tightly related to the computer architecture.An OS takes care for all input and output in a computer system. It manages users, processes, memory management, printing, ...
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w3wp.exe Command Options

I'm trying to figure out what the '-ap' flag to w3wp.exe (the IIS worker process) is. Running the process with '/?' lists some command flags, but there is no mention of an '-a' or a '-p', not to ...
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Linux - view processes as they are being run?

I know I can use top or htop to view running processes in (near) real time, and I can use ps to print a list of all currently running processes, however what if I want to view certain processes and ...
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Can I stop ntoskrnl.exe from locking my TCP port?

I've been to use port 8092 to use some propriety software my company has made, but it seems the port is in use. Further tracking it down shows the PID of the process using the port as 4 (which as I ...
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piping pid to kill on ctrl-c

So I have a Grunt task running this command: java -jar build/lib/plovr.jar serve ./someroot' + configurationFile + ' & grunt watch:sass Problem is, for some reason the java process keeps ...
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Task Manager shows more processes than I have running

I have ~50 processes running but the total processes in Task Manager shows 100+ always. What is causing this? And how can it be fixed?
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How To Track Processes That Using Discrete Graphic Card

How do i know, which processes or background application is using my discrete card? By default, my laptop wont be using discrete graphic card unless gaming.. But now, even I'm not gaming...the led ...
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Windows randomly downloads 1.5 Gb - how can I pinpoint the process responsible?

I often use a tool called 'BitMeter' to keep track of my computer's data usage (Windows 8). Very recently, I have checked the tool to find that my computer downloaded approximately 1.5 Gb of data. ...
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Looking to kill frmweb processes with no jobs

So I am trying to figure out a way to kill Oracle frmweb processes that are doing nothing when load begins to get too high. So far, I have found this command: ps -elf | head -1; ps -elf | awk '{if ...