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How to find out process that uses file but is not using at the moment?

Background I, as well as many other people according to Apple's support forums, am having some trouble with the audio settings on my Mac. Whenever the computer sleeps or powers off, the audio resets ...
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How to kill a process that just won't quit (killall -u username included)

I was fooling around with some applications in my mac (going into contents and trying to change some files, values, etc.) Of course sometimes I get crashes, but I usually just kill the process and ...
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How can I determine if an application is not responding?

I have an application on OSX that repeatedly goes into a Not Responding state and has to be force killed. I was hoping to automate it, but when inspecting the process with ps I don't see anything ...
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How to monitor process behavior in Mac OS X?

In Windows, we can use Process Explorer and Process Monitor. Can we do similar task in Mac OS X? For example, if I want to monitor a process which will execute another process with specified ...
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How to kill AMCMenu process which uses my whole ram for mac os 10.8.5 macbook pro?

whenever i kill AMCMenu through activity monitor it starts again and uses my ram. i have restarted my computer many times .please help . here the link to AMCMenu process sample : ...
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Call a command line program in Terminal.app without leashing to the terminal? [duplicate]

Running a program with & appended is a handy way to run it as a background process, but the program is still leashed to the terminal; if you quit Terminal.app, the program ends. How can you start ...
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Mountain Lion: How to have a process killed every 8 hours?

So there is a process I see in my activity monitor and I can kill it. Due to whatever, another process is set to restart the killed process every 8 hours and it can not be changed. I am looking for a ...
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Mac os x 10.7.4 process limit

I have a 709 max user process. I want to double it, or more. First: ulimit > ulimit -a core file size (blocks, -c) 0 data seg size (kbytes, -d) unlimited file size ...
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How can I unbind a UDP port that has no entry in lsof?

On my Mac, I have a UDP port that is "already in use", but doesn't have an associated process: sudo netstat -na | grep "udp.*\.500\>" shows udp4 0 0 192.168.50.181.500 *.* ...
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Process Sent and Received Messages

I'm using Mac OS X, I noticed 2 columns in Activity Monitor: Sent Msgs & Rcvd Msgs I was wondering what is the meaning of them and what kind of messages are they, Are they network packets or ...
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Is there a way to determine what process started another one?

If I recall right you can determine some of the parameters a process was started with (in Windows it is stored in the Process Environment Block). Can I also find out what process started another one? ...
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aTop like tool for OSX

I'm trying to debug some issues with my Mac. This machine is used as continuous integration server. It stops responding from time to time. I think it could be some software issue, since the machine is ...
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What is the task “java” (parent process “launchd”) doing on MacOS X?

I have a process called "java" showing up in my Activity Monitor that uses a good amount of CPU (4 - 8% average, 20 - 80% on occasion). It reports that "launchd" is its parent process. Any idea what ...
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Getting “-bash: fork: Resource temporarily unavailable” in OSX

I seem to run into problems with the max. number of processes every so often. Anyone know what is best practice for fixing this? Running OSX 10.6 on a MacBook Pro i7. ulimit -a returns these values: ...
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Find bandwidth used by process

Something is using a lot of bandwidth according to iStat menu. But I can't figure out what's doing it. lsof -i only shows what's connected but not how much bandwidth is being used Please do no link ...
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Process Watcher For Mac

I'm looking for something that I'm sure is out there, but I can't find it. I have a long running program (Matlab simulation) that runs for 24 hours or more on the Mac in my office. Occasionally the ...
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What does the process 'Locum' do?

I am seeing a process titled, 'Locum' show up in my OS X process list. Does anyone know the details of what this process does?
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Stop a runaway launchd process on OS X Leopard

I created a launchd .plist file to in order to have a python script run every hour. I ended up editing and later deleting the .plist file ( in /Library/LaunchDaemons )... but somehow launchd is still ...
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Unpause application in Mac OS X

I tried parsing a gigantic XML file and I ended up running out of virtual memory. The OS put all my applications on pause and gave me a screen to shutdown applications to free more space. I killed the ...
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Is there any way to set the priority of a process in Mac OS X?

I have a background process running at 100% CPU on Mac OS X. All other applications are very slow because of it. I'd like to set this process to take no more than 50% so that my applications can run ...
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How to get command line of UNIX process?

Is it possible to grab the command line that was used to invoke a process on Mac OS X?