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 can I trigger a notification when a job/process ends?

The place I work at has commands that take a long time to execute. Is there a command/utility that I can use to notify me when the command execution is over? It could be a popup window or maybe a ...
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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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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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Interprocessig comunnication [on hold]

I have a C Posix program and I want to design a method for 3 process to communicate.Basically I want to lunch two process simulaneosly,one process to write into a file and another process to read from ...
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Close chosen applications upon game launch

How to automatically quit/close choosen applications upon game launch in Windows Vista x64 Ultimate? For example, if I want to launch a game from Steam, and want another chosen applications to ...
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Unknown process what does it do? [on hold]

When I run my task manager i get a process called s-max-4-p-n-p (I had to put it like these because it comes out like a grammatical mistake) . Is these important? What is it for?
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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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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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How to stop a process in Terminal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ending a process in unix instead of interrupting it When I task in Terminal, such as ping blah.com, how do I then stop this task (other than closing the Terminal window. ...
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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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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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Getting rid of unwanted processes on Mac

I've noticed a bunch of processes that are always running on my Mac that doesn't have any purpose at all. I'm not talking about the processes used by the system. For instance, the Spotify helper ...
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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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What is cmd's equivalent to Bash's & (ampersand) for running a command without waiting for it to terminate?

In bash: java -jar jarfile1.jar & java -jar jarfile2.jar & The ampersand lets you launch the first program, and then do another one while the first is still running. How do I do this in ...
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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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Why does my System Process use 50% of CPU time?

The System process running on my Windows 7 installation uses almost 50% of CPU arbitrarily. I monitor the process with Process Explorer from Sysinternals. Click the images to enlarge them... ...
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Easy way to find out which process is locking a file or folder in Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I delete a ‘locked’ file? How can I find out which process is locking a file or folder in Windows? For instance if you are trying to delete a folder ...
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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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What is this process?

The following process seems to be running all the time: C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,SHCreateLocalServerRunDll {995C996E-D918-4a8c-A302-45719A6F4EA7} -Embedding Anyone know what it ...
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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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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 ...
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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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How can I ensure that exactly one process is running on a given processor/core?

I would like to do this so I can accurately speed test my processes, and just to be able to have the illusion of control. Maybe I want to reserve one processor for special programs. Maybe I want to ...
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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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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 ...
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System (ACPI.sys) is always using about 15-20% of my CPU

I have a 13" Sony Vaio laptop (model SVS13A1C5E) and I upgraded it to Windows 8 with a fresh install, after upgrading I installed Win8 drivers listed here. Now I have a problem with the CPU usage (it ...
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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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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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Why does WMI Provider Host (WmiPrvSE.exe) keep spiking my CPU?

I generally keep my laptop on 24x7, and at the end of the day it's really annoying to have my thighs burnt because over overheating. The overheating seems to be a result of WMI Provider Host ...
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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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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 ...
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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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csh script to return number of process running

I want to set the number of a particular process that are running to a variable. The first line of the csh script below is the problem as it sets the variable "number" as ps aux | grep -c fiji ...
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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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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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Determine process name for VirtuaWin rule?

I would like to have all windows for a particular application follow a certain rule in VirtuaWin (version 4.4), but I can't figure out a way to do this that is persistent across restarting. The ...
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Analysing processes for automatic incorrect resources usage detection

I am currently looking for algorithms, programs or ideas to implement first a script (and if it works well eventually a daemon) to analyze the normal operation and resources usage of process on a ...
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Auto-terminate a Windows application after a given amount of time

I'm looking for a way for a user to launch a Windows application that will only run for a given amount of time, say an hour. After the hour is up, an alert window will pop up, saying "Program will be ...
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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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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 kill a windows process in a cygwin terminal?

I have a problem regarding how to kill a process in cygwin on windows. I am completely new to cygwin. But i have a task that i simply cant kill. i have tried issuing the following commands: kill 4568 ...
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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 ...
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How to disable “igfxHK Module” process from starting up with Windows

I have a laptop with Intel GPU and their software is currently faulty in that it globally registers certain keyboard hotkeys and won't let them go. The way to kill them is to kill the igfxHK Module: ...
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Windows 8 OpenProcess without admin privileges

I'm using Windows 8, I'm running an app without admin rights. It's able to get handles to all processes which are running without admin rights using OpenProcess(PROCESS_ALL_ACCESS, TRUE, processID) ...
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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 ...