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

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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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Detect a running process with spaces in filename

I am trying to detect a running process on Windows 7 using a batch file. Processes without any spaces work just fine - e.g. notepad.exe. I cannot understand why it doesn't work and would really ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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PuTTY or OTHER - Keep executing command even after exiting PuTTY [duplicate]

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 /home/...
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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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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 /ProcessID:{000000000-0000-0000-0000-...
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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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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 cmd....
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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 ...