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

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Why Task Manager shows PID for some services and not for others?

I am trying to dig deeper into task manager. I am using Windows 7. In services tab of task manger, we can see all the services, but some PIDs are shown, while some doesn't. Aren't all the running ...
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How to identify which process is running which window in Mac OS X?

I’d like to know if it is possible to identify which process is responsible for creating/managing a window in Mac OS X. For example, when multiple instances of an application are started, how can I ...
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High CPU usage on Linux

I have a process that is called gis taking 100% of the cpu (sub-cpu) on one server and 3 % on another similar server (running as HA-pair) All other servers have are using 2-3% of cpu as well Is ...
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Why the process of sleep command is always in sleep status?

Why the process of sleep command is always in sleep status ? Sleep status means waiting for I/O right ?
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How not to kill a wrong process from my script?

In Debian Linux I use the following scripts for alarm clock (called by at command). ~/bin/awake: #! /bin/bash set -m ~/bin/killawake PID=$BASHPID echo $PID > ~/tmp/wakeupalarm.pid while true; do ...
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dwm.exe stopped working message every few minutes

I am using Windows 7 (64 bit), and performed a spring cleanup of my machine today, after it became slower than usual, removing programs I believed were unnecessary anymore. Since then I keep getting ...
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schedule a crontab to shutdown the machine after a specific process (with PID) has finished

Say I have this process with PID = 1234 currently running. I don't know how long it's gonna take for it to finish. Is it possible to schedule a cron tab to keep checking for the status of the ...
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what does CPU% means in `ps auxf` for processes with parent/child relationship?

When I use ps auxf to display process information with ASCII art process hierarchy. Processes with parent/child relation is listed as below. USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT START ...
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How to measure total RAM usage of a program under Windows?

I was comparing the memory usage of different portable browsers but this question is general for all programs that open up in several sub-processes in task manager. See the screenshot from ...
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How do I kill processes on a remote server via IIS webpage?

I have a remote server running various processes. On the remote server I have setup an IIS website. I use the website to publish information about the processes running on the remote machine. From ...
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How can I see which user accounts are running which processes in Windows 8.1?

I can look at the list of running processes/services by either going to Task Manager, or by typing tasklist in a console window. However, while both of these methods show me the list of running ...
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Unexplained RAM usage

I have had my MSI GT70-20C laptop for almost a year now but recently I have been having trouble with performance drops due to the over use of memory. This occurs when i start doing activity or even ...
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Recompile kernel to add user process kick confirmation

my apologies if this has already been asked. This is a combination development/admin/security question. My apologies if this question is being asked in the wrong forum. On Windows platforms, even ...
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Command that returns only when a specific process terminates

What I want to do is have a command that will return when a program closes. So for example, say I have opened chromium-browser using the window manager or another console window, I'd like to have a ...
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What is a xx bit process? [duplicate]

Hardware-wise: Technically, the bit size of a computer can refer to several things, such as the size of its CPU instructions or the amount of data the CPU can read from memory. This is ok, ...
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Kill a windows application that has no process associated with it

An autocompiler I attempted to close early ended up becoming dead instead of closing. Rather than kill it, I just ignored it and kept working. This happened again a few minutes later and I had two ...
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Can’t kill a process that’s running—yet apparently not visible—in the task manager

I started an application that won’t run, yet I can’t delete it cause it’s still running. I can print the PID, but not kill the process using it. ~ $ ps ax | grep snappr | awk '{print $1}' 70824 ~ $ ...
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How to disallow a specific process from reading a specific file?

Is it possible to block a specific program/process from reading a specific file, supposing I know their exact paths? I know that it is possible to block internet acecss from a specific program, but ...
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how to view all process details from ps –ef command

I am using the ack.pl in my bash script to search IP's in the Linux OS only for example , and only to show the problem I will give here a short example # ( ./ack.pl -Q -a -l --max-count=1 ...
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Change default priority for an exe (every time the program is launched)

I have a big image manipulation program that runs slow and that I am used to run with no other apps. I want to permanently set the exe to run at a higher priority. I could run it through a batch file ...
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How to find source process of unknown popup in Windows 7

A random popup appears in Windows 7 titled as Information with a progress bar and a clock. The window sometimes says Please wait a moment..., and the progress bar moves very slowly and disappears. ...
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How can I determine which process is causing failed ARP requests?

I am seeing many failed ARP requests from a Windows 7 Pro machine to IP addresses not on my subnet (one is a valid IP but no longer in use, the other is an APIPA address). I suspect a program or ...
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How can I trigger all running non-Windows processes to close?

In Windows, when you choose the Log Off power command, sometimes it will hang on a process and let you cancel logging off. It then takes you back to your desktop, where all processes other than the ...
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tmux: Detect which process runs in the active pane

Is there a way how to detect what process runs in the active pane? tmux: Find "my" window, check if it's active is related, however, it deals with the detection from within the pane. I ...
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How to determine process for unclickable floating window?

Somehow I got a window which I can't close. It's unclickable, floats above other windows and I don't know which process it belongs to. Using Process Explorer's crosshair tool does not help, because ...
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How do I find out which program and process ID accesses a given IP address in Windows?

Is it possible to catch, which program is accessing a specific IP address? I found my computer is flooding and wish to check addresses one by one. May be it is possible to set up some audit for ...
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How to kill a specific java process by application name

Usual taskkill /im "java.exe" will kill all java processes in the list. I however, want to kill a specific one. The problem is to identify the right process as there are multiple java.exe processes ...
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Why can't I kill this process on Linux?

Problem I would like to kill a process called raspivid (program which records videos using a Raspberry Pi Camera) but I cannot... This is how I call it: #!/bin/bash #Start recording... raspivid -w ...
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How can I get a list of processes that were run and exited on Windows?

On occasion, a command-line window appears then instantly vanishes. I'm sure it is some scheduled task, or something that the company IT department runs periodically. How can I determine what this ...
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Setting a specific xlsx file to always open a unique EXCEL.EXE process

I have an excel file that contains some visual basic forms used for data validation and entry. However, I'd like to be able to copy and paste from other open spreadsheets occasionally. The problem is ...
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Linux program used to gather installed packages, processes, listening ports, etc.?

It's hard to Google this because it seems like everyone and their kid sister has written a script to gather system stats! I once saw a mature program written that is used to gather system stats like ...
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Screen: user session closed, why?

For a couple of years now have been relying on a bash script that invokes a java server process via screen; until last night it has run flawlessly, just ssh into remote server >> sudo screen >> invoke ...
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What is _Total in WMI output for list of processes?

I am trying to generate a list of processes running on a remote Windows 2008 server along with their CPU/Memory utilization through a .vbs script. Here is the WMI query that I have used: Select ...
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Memory usage grouped by parent process

How can I find the total memory usage of all processes (including child processes) with PPID of 1. For a program like nginx/httpd which forks several child processes, ps/top gives the memory usage of ...
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How to change process name and description of a program

How do i change process name of a program. Am running notepad.exe. I want to change the name of program notepad in Task Manager but i want to keep its original name when am selecting the notepad.exe ...
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Why SIGTERM signal does not work for process group?

[EDIT] I changed SIGINT to SIGTERM in whole question. I have a script which runs subproccess script which starts jboss. #!/bin/sh .... start_jboss.sh & trap 'kill -SIGTERM 0' EXIT HUP TERM INT ...
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Thunderbird multiple process -no-remote and http-links

Whenever I click a Link in thunderbird which was started with the -no-remote option and firefox is running, I get a "Firefox is already running ... " error message. Is there a way to prevent this ...
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Something's consuming my laptop's resources

I bought my laptop 6 months ago. It's a Lenovo G50-70. Last week, my laptop got slow down so much that the cursor was lagging behind the motion of my mouse. It was obvious. Task manager took about 5 ...
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uTorrent refusing to start/end on Win7

Ok, so I had to clean up this computer, and I noticed 2 uTorrent entires in the control panel - uTorrent 3.3.0 and uTorrent 4.x.y (I don't remember the exact numbers). I decided to remove uTorrent ...
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Process ID files missing from remote Ubuntu Linux PC?

I am running Ubuntu 12.0.4 LTS on a PC in my office and on a virtual machine hosted on Azure. For some reason, the remote PC is not creating a PID file for each process. Everything else seems to ...
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Launched programs start a process, yet don't appear [closed]

On my Windows 7 Laptop, I've recently encountered this new problem after a year without any issues: Now, upon launching certain programs (Such as iTunes, or the window after specifying all WinSCP ...
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How to find what process(es) could spawn multiple explorer.exe processes on a Windows 7 Pro

Is it normal to have multiple explorer.exe processes running on a Windows 7 Pro (64-bit)? (So just to clarify, this is not about the iexplore.exe which is the Windows Internet Explorer browser.) I ...
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RUNDLL message re btwizard,dll

I've started to get this message: "RUNDLL Error loading btwizard.dll The specified module could not be found." I haven't yet pinned down what activity actually triggers the message. But I do ...
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Windows 7 Task Manager: Difference between applications, processes, and services

I would like to know the difference between Applications, Processes, and Services, as listed in the Windows 7 Task Manager. Under UNIX/Linux, these terms work as follows: processes refer to executable ...
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Can a 32-bit antivirus program protect you from 64-bit threats

I think that 32-bit programs cannot look inside 64-bit processes. So I am asking this question out of curiosity. I am using Windows 7 x64. I do not know about the bitness of the antivirus except that ...
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Track which program launches a certain process?

There is a certain process I have bothering me, which is being continuously launched around a minute after killing it via command prompt or task manager. Currently I am going with the method of ...
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Screen copying (preferably moving) to another server

I have a screen on a server machine and want to transfer it to another machine which has the same file system configuration (and possibly same hardware). Is it possible to transfer the screen to ...
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Windows Processes Utilizing Too Much of the CPU

I have a 4yr old Dell Vostro 1540 laptop with an i3 M380 and 4GB RAM. I only perform light tasks e.g. web browsing, document reading & editing, light Photoshop...,thus I don't need a newer laptop. ...
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Powershell - Start Process on Different Drive from Batch CMD

Problem: From the CMD or Batchfile, calling powershell and starting a process from a different drive or the -FilePath is failing.
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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 ...