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

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Find handles by process

I am trying to figure out where an undocumented application is storing it's configurations. To find any files it might be using I thought I might be able to use process explorer to view any file ...
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How to find out is a program run with nohup or not?

There is no difference in ps -ef | grep sleep output to commands: nohup sleep 60 & sleep 60 & In which way can I discover that program is run with nohup?
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Reducing CPU load to absolute minimum

I have had a couple of things gone missing I believe stolen in my shared apartment and want to run my laptop constantly with a webcam attached, running webcam surveillance software to record/ take ...
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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 do I transfer data from the terminal to Microsoft Excel?

I generated data in the terminal from running a python game, and I would like to automatically have the data go into an excel spreadsheet.
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How to determine what particular service does an svchost process represent?

When I open Windows Task manager and look at the Processes tab I can see numerous svchost.exe processes and one of them uses to produce serious and continuous CPU load from time to time. Needless to ...
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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 ...
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Avoid “press any key to continue” after taskkill

How to go about avoiding the press any key to continue that prevents windows to automatically close after a taskkill? pids=`ps -W|grep java|awk '{print $1}'` for pid in $pids; do taskkill.exe /F ...
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close tcp\udp connection by process name without killing the process Autoit script

I need help with this script It's close a tcp\udp connection of a process without killing the process I found script in forum but it's not working let's say I want to close any connection established ...
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How I can auto end specific process?

How can I auto end a specific process when it reaches 400 MB RAM? And how do I change it back after I do that? Is there any program or script or anything ?
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Kill processes with batch file?

Whenever I start my computer up, there are numerous programs running in the background that I usually don't need , which take up a decent amount of memory. Is there a way to kill processes in a ...
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Disk writing percentage on linux

How can I get what process uses disk(hdd). In windows there is Disk tab in task manager. Don't pay attention to that arrow, I found a random image from the web. I really like htop but it does not ...
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Linux: Kill process on specific port

How to kill a process if its port is known? For example if a process is running at port 12345 then how it can be terminated in linux/ubuntu.
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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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Run google chrome in a single process

Is it possible to run google chrome in a single process? I found only the one flag - --single-process but running chrome with it shows me following message: You are using an unsupported ...
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Screen sessions getting killed but processes still live on and run

This is a weird situation I've run into. We have a test server off site (or off site from where I work). To access the server, I need to VPN into its network. I ran screen to execute a long running ...
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How to start a watch process for a bash script that sends notifications? (ubuntu 13.04)

I have written a bash script that monitors the output of sensors and uses notify-send to alert me when my notebook is overheating. I start the script with watch -n 15 fullscriptname and also added ...
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Teracopy process - audit source and destination

Is there a way i can see the source and destination location of a running and consuming 50%+ Teracopy process, even when for instance ProcessExplorer cannot bring the process active window in front ...
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How to run a MSC file extension using Regedit?

How I can run a MSC Windows file which is stored in a reg value as a context menu option? When I click on the option, absolutelly nothing happens. PS: I don't want to trick it starting CMD window or ...
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Safari and Firefox, High CPU usage during downloads

I have found both Safari and Firefox use a very high amount of CPU during downloads (>200% CPU usage), can anyone explain as to why this happens? It occurred both before and after a complete system ...
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Why cannot kill process fastboot_cmd.exe using taskkill /F in windows 7?

I want to kill process fastboot_cmd.exe in my desktop PC, tasklist output: Image Name PID Session Name Session# Mem Usage ========================= ======== ...
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How can I link an open window to the process?

There is a small window that opened up on my desktop. It opened along with Windows when booting up. Task manager does not show it as an open window: Alt + Tab can switch focus to the window, but ...
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Bash processes - reattach process started in background

Is there a way to reattach to a specific terminal a process that was started from terminal with &? For instance, I started Kate by: kate & and now I want to reattach the process to a given ...
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How to get list of all child process spawned by a script

Context: Users provide me their custom scripts to run. These scripts can be of any sort like scripts to start multiple GUI programs, backend services. I have no control over how the scripts are ...
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How to kill all the processes in OS X with a script

I'm looking for a script that will kill all the processes on my Mac. To be more specific, the script should kill all the processes and shut down. Well the point is that I want to kill all the ...
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sysinternals pskill return code

I'm looking for pskill.exe return status code so i can use it in batch/other programs and can't find any information about it. Have tryed running it when the desired process does or doesn't exist and ...
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How to Block a single Program (Or a File) that using Internet? [duplicate]

There are several Programs, Files and Process that use the internet to share their status. They are using consuming too much bandwidth. How can I stop them from using Internet Connection in Windows ...
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Looking into Firefox threads calling fsync()

I've been looking into fsync calls made by Firefox to understand how efficient it is with regards to filesystems. I used strace to track the fsync calls made by the threads of Firefox over a browsing ...
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Running a script where you append the errors to file and use nohup

The script works! First I type this in my CLI: php worker.php >>/home/xxx/log 2>&1 Then, I want it to run as its own process or whatever, so I add an & at the end, like this: php ...
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If I know the PID number of a process, how can I get its name?

If I have the PID number for a process (on a UNIX machine), how can I find out the name of its associated process? What do I have to do?
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Unknown process named “wuowoo” running in Windows 7

Today I am reviewing the system's performance through Task Manager in Windows 7 and I noticed a process named wuowoo.exe. I googled it and checked in SuperUser site also but I can't find any ...
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How to start a process with a predefined (in case it is unused) PID?

Is it possible to start/run a process with a predefined PID? In Linux or in OS X (or BSD)?
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How to kill process from command line in Windows EC 7 (Windows CE)?

How can I kill a process from command line in Windows EC 7 (aka Windows CE)?
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How to stop windows processes being created with the same id?

I am trying to compile a big project using Visual Studio 2010 express. This is one big project with like around 700 other sub-projects compiling. Now during the compilation some times the ...
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Linux command line: Kill vs Kill -9?

So I've set up some shell scripts to auto-deploy a fresh war file to a tomcat server. I call the shellscript to stop tomcat (shutdown.sh), and then I kill the catalina PID, however I've noticed that ...
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Remove auto init process when I login in Ubuntu

I need to remove the auto-init process when I login and open my session in Ubuntu. The process execute it five or six copies when i open a new session in Ubuntu. I can see it: ps -u myuser Can ...
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How to print the list of running processes, in Windows

What tool should I be using so that I can easily print a list with all the processes that are currently running in Windows? Or maybe there are some commands I could use. Any suggestions?
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How to find out which file or folder is being locked by process in Windows OS? [duplicate]

Once in a while, I run the task manager and see several processes with the same name (e.g. comskip) running at the same time in the background while looping or using most of computation power (because ...
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Hard drive dying? One CPU core runs at 50% but System Idle Process at 99%

I think I have a hard drive or video card dying in my HTPC. It's a dual core CPU and one processor is almost always at 100% usage, but processes are all nil, System Idle Process is at 99% It's a ...
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Can I edit the header bytes of a .EXE file but still retain a working program?

As we know, exe files generally start with 4D5A or 'MZ' in ASCII. How would I change the header whilst still allowing the file to work as normal? Right now i'm looking at ccleaner's exe file. ...
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How to automate a number of steps in MVC3 web app?

I have user uploading files to the web servers. (C# + MVC 3) User can upload many files in a session. All uploads in the session goes to a specific folder and database table (queue) is updated with ...
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Is it possible for a process to not appear in the Task Manager in Windows 7? [closed]

I was just wondering if it was possible for malware to hide itself in this way.
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Why do I get no output from programs executed locally through PsExec?

I am running .\PsExec.exe \\$env:COMPUTERNAME ping www.google.com All I get is "ping exited with error code 0." What do I need to do to actually view the output from ping? I am running this through ...
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What is splwow64.exe? [closed]

What does splwow64.exe do? Why does it run, how does it get triggered? I've noticed a couple of times that certain applications would freeze up & this process was part of the wait chain, after ...
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(When) is CONHOST.EXE actually necessary?

Background Last year I compiled a portable blog/web-server system that I can run from a flash-drive. It’s great and works wonderfully, especially on XP. The problem is that when it’s run in Windows ...
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Bash script: kill instances before re-executing

I've got a batch script I use to jump start my development environment. It looks like this :: Update checkout git pull :: Compile code with Maven call mvn clean install -Pui :: File for a program ...
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When vfork is called is parent process really suspended?

As much as i know when vfork is called child process uses the same address space as that of the parent and any changes made by the child process in parents variables are reflected onto parents ...
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Find Out the TrustLevel of a Running Process

I can run processes with a specific TrustLevel like this: RunAs /TrustLevel:0x20000 process.exe But, how do I find out the TrustLevel of a process that is already running? Is there any app ...
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Order of process execution

I'm having a bit of trouble understanding the way this would work. I have a question in a quiz for which I'm trying to figure out the solution, but I'm a bit confused about some details. The question ...
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Why is the computer hogging 22gigs of ram? [duplicate]

Where's all my ram going? I don't have that many processes running: However when I look at the performance tab it shows that I'm using 22gigs: Why is there a huge difference between what the ...