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

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How to determine if process in windows “has no parent”?

I am trying to figure out a way through the Windows command line to determine if a process has no parent. I know all processes technically have a parent that is controlled by the OS or whatever, but ...
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Networking Multiple PCs and using all their processing power for one program [closed]

I would like to use a set of networked computers to work out some processes which would normally take long to do on one. I figured that it might be done faster with networked PCs. These PCs are all ...
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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 an unprivileged user could kill a process she didn't start?

I stumbled upon something very surprising which I cannot understand on a Red Hat EL 5.6 box : the user hri (which is in the group dba) is able to kill processes owned by user oracle (which is also in ...
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windows-8 : Certain process running under username “DWM-1” and “ANONYMOUS LOGON”

I have window-8 installed on checking the taskmanager I found the following details : dwm(Desktop Window Manager) was running under username "DWM-1". "SandboxieDcomLaunch.exe", "SandboxieRpcSs.exe" ...
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Does “ulimit -Su” limit the number of user processes created in interactive login subshells and tmux sessions created therein?

A few months ago, I wrote a set of bash scripts utilizing tmux to create a simple IDE on an AIX 7.1 server. There is a bug in one of my scripts that will sometimes generate user processes very rapidly ...
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Is there a way to create a process which can be killed by anyone in Linux?

For example, I would like to start running a process in the background SECRETLY on a Ubuntu server , but whenever anybody except me logins to the server, the process must be killed by that user. Is it ...
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How to increase the cpu utilisation of a process in windows 8

I am doing a project for my college using WEKA, I am classifying a very large text file(300MB). But it is a very slow process. I looked in the task manager and I saw that weka uses only 10% of the ...
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list all the information of a process under commandline in osx or linux

Is there any command to list all the information associated with a process, include all parameters in PS command, open files and ports and so on? Thanks!
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Is disabling the Windows 7 Desktop window manager a bad idea?

I'm thinking about disabling the dwm.exe process. It seems that I can do fine without the fancy feature of [Wind]+[Tab], and am generally needing to cut memory. Does it have unintended side-effect?
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How do I have my computer remember a processes's priority?

I've noticed that by increasing OpenVPN-gui-1.0.3.exe and openvpn.exe's process priority, I'm able to get faster speeds through my VPN. However, stopping the program then turning it back on results ...
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What does CPU usage for a process actually mean

Assume the computer has a single core - what exactly does it mean for process A to be running at 100% CPU capacity vs (lets say) 10% CPU capacity. If the CPU was 2.0 GHz, does that mean in a time ...
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How to kill a task that is “lacking an instance”?

Spotify first killed itself but "something of it" kept lingering which was detectable as a task with PID 8664 and judging from the fact that RAM usage kept changing from time to time - it "did ...
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Recover Data from a crashed process (with .dmp file)

I made a .dmp file of my process that crashed. It contained very important data. How will I recover that data. The process had it sat in ram, then hung half-way through saving. I made a 'Dump File' ...
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Windows 8.1 suspends all running processes

This has happened to me twice now. Windows 8.1 decides to suspend all my processes all of a sudden. Now I know that it does that to Metro apps that are in background. But my regular desktop apps ...
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Playing multiple sound processes through different audio devices

I often watch a live stream on my TV, which I've connected to my Windows 7 PC through HDMI and play a game at the same time on my computer. Now, I'd like the stream-relevant sound (the one coming from ...
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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. ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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. ...