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

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In linux, what would happen to a running program when it's executable file has been modified or deleted?

Let's say /usr/local/bin/ruby is running in the background, and then we overwrite ruby with a different version, or even delete ruby. What will happen to those running ruby processes?
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How can I get more info on high-CPU rundll32.exe process?

I recently clean-installed Win7 on my HP8530. Everything works well most of the time, but for the last few days, every morning after my computer has been idle overnight, I find that rundll32.exe is ...
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Show all running tasks in Assembly

Is it possible to show/log everything what the CPU does? The CPU knows what it executes, so it could print the running threads/tasks on the screen or in a file.
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Which files are opened by a specific application?

Is there a way to list all files that are currently opened by a specific process in Windows? I mean files that got have an fopen, but never got an fclose by a specific process. I tried to use ...
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Applications and .bat script get locked in Windows 7 for some minutes

I am playing around with Windows batch scripts and simple C++ applications on a Windows7 64Bit PC. The problem I am facing is that I cannot modify neither the batchfile nor the mingw-exe for minutes ...
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What is the meaning of CPU core?

My system processor is Intel Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz. My processor speed is 2.6 GHz as mentioned in process name. The processor name tells this is dual core. My doubt is: ...
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How to fg a process suspended before starting tmux inside the new tmux session?

How to 1. suspend a process with ^Z, 2. start tmux and 3. fg (or bg) the suspended process? $ find / [.....] ^Z [1]+ Stopped sleep 10 $ tmux $ fg -bash: fg: current: no such job ...
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Syntax to record the “User Objects” count for iexplorer.exe process [on hold]

How to record the “User Objects” count for iexplorer.exe process?
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record the “User Objects” count for iexplorer.exe process in Windows Task Manager

Need help record the “User Objects” count for iexplorer.exe process in Windows Task Manager Please, can someone give me a command for that. thanks
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How can I log the CPU usage of one process over a period of time in Windows 7? [duplicate]

How can I log the CPU usage of one process over a period of time in Windows 7? I would be thanksfull for any help!
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why has makecab.exe started at boot?

I am trying to find out why this process appeared during 2 boot occasions. Autoruns does not show it anywhere. It appeared when I uninstalled google chrome and malwarebytes. The prefetch file for ...
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Reattach to a process after ssh disconnect

I logged into the server using Putty/ssh started a process and walked away. Came back to find the putty session had timedout/terminated/become inactive. When I log back in the process is still there ...
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How to recover a deleted file that is still open?

How can one restore a file that has been deleted but is still open by a process? The blog post "Restoring files from /proc" explains how to do this on Linux: Use lsof (e.g., lsof -c name) to find ...
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What does “Virtualization” in the Task Manager on Windows do?

If I open up the list of running processes in the Task Manager on my Windows Vista. Then I can right-click on a process and chose "Virtualization". Not much happens after that. What does this really ...
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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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Run 2 multiple chrome process instances with different executable filename; not working

I'm using VirtuaWin and it lets you assign different desktops to different processes, and I want to assign 2 different chrome processes to 2 different desktops. So I tried to copy and rename a ...
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What's the difference between an Application, Process, and Services?

How are these fundamentally different "things" on Windows? Aren't all running things Processes? It seems that every Application has an associated process that shuts it down if it is shut down. ...
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What's the difference between docker.io and docker?

Trying to learn docker here but I am a bit confused on what the difference is between docker.io and docker. Is docker.io the daemon server and docker the client? Why does the daemon need to run all ...
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Semaphores leftovers on linux machine

While managing large Linux servers environment I see sometimes machines reaching their IPC limits, more specifically, semaphores leftovers: Linux #ipcs -u | grep -B2 sema ------ Semaphore Status ...
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USER field in ps command(android env)

In android environment, What does USER in the ps command indicate? ps USER PID PPID VSIZE RSS WCHAN PC NAME root 1 0 748 608 c0267708 0001b95c S /init Here ...
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ps: How can i recursively get all child process for a given pid

How can I get the entire process tree spawned by a given process displayed as a tree and only that tree i.e. no other processes? The output could e.g. look like 4378 ? Ss 0:10 SCREEN ...
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What is Mobsync.exe? Assuming I don't need it, can I disable it in Windows 7 without ill side effect?

I'm running Windows 7. Occasionally when I resume my computer from standby, it seems to wait 20-30 seconds or so before giving me full control back. In an attempt to diagnose why, I've been watching ...
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Is there a windows command that returns the list of 64 and 32 process?

I am looking for a solution to locate which process are running over 64 and which ones on 32 bits on my Windows Seven 64 system, there is a simple windows shell command available to do that???
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how to make Apache 2.4 work in single worker mode by default?

I'm using Apache 2.4 on my server. My scripts are using a lot of system() commands and they require to work in one process mode. When I start apache using the command: apachetctl -X (which ...
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How to disable google updater, running in background as googleupdate.exe? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to stop the Google Update background tool? Hello, How to disable google updater, running in background as googleupdate.exe ? I tried Googling but none worked me ...
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Disable VPN for a given process/application

I'm using a constant VPN connection for privacy purposes. (I hate the laws, all the logging nowadays). But when it comes to gaming, I don't really need encryption/hiding at all. I'd like to disable ...
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what is aexnsagent.exe?

What is aexnsagent.exe? It has made my PC run slower.
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psExec processus no window

When I execute psExec -d -i -s \host -u "user" -p "password" "path", my application is launched but in the process (service task manager) and there is no window. Is that normal? Am I missing ...
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client32.exe process - high cpu usage

My Win Xp computer has a process (client32.exe) that consumes a lot of cpu (between 38% to 70%). Is there a way to identify what is the cause for such high consumption? the computer is quite old and ...
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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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OneDrive sync client installation taking forever

Went to How to install the OneDrive for Business (formerly SkyDrive Pro) sync client for SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online. Ran the installer, but it's more than 1 hour since it's running and I ...
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How to run process in background with output in file after some foreground input/output actions on linux?

I start a process and interact with it (some input actions) in foreground, then it works for a long time, so I put it to bg and logout. I want to redirect error messages in text file, while process in ...
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In Windows 7, is there a way to know how much memory a service is using?

In windows 7, is there a way (by using common interface or a custom utility) to know how much memory a specific windows service is using ? It seems most services are hosted by svchost.exe processes ...
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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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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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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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How to find and kill all Java Processes to avoid an OS reboot if Java will be installed silently?

Introduction In order to avoid a reboot or occurrence of a pop-up which requests to reboot the OS if a newer version of Java will be installed silently, all processes which are using Java have to be ...
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Which application causes to invoke MDM.exe(Machine Debug Manager)?? How can I disable it?

Everytime I start-up my PC(Windows 7 x64) the MDM.exe is listed under "Processes" tab of Task manager... Located in C:\Windows\SysWOW64\MDM.EXE Unless there is a bug, no need for debugging.. ...
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Are there two seperated schedulers in major operating systems, one for processes and one for their threads?

Let's assume a process is given the CPU on a single-core CPU system by the scheduler and let's assume this process has 10 threads. Who decides which of the ten threads gets the CPU? In other words, ...
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Already dead process is continuing to eat net traffic

I'm using Windows 7, Ruby 1.9.2, SciTE, Outpost Pro 2009 and NetBalancer. Wrinting Ruby programs in SciTE I press Ctrl+Break to kill them. This way is designed to be easy, quick and reliable. But now ...
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How to run commands as in a queue

I need to do a lot of copying of various files to various folders. I can add all my copy commands to a bash script and then run that, but then I must wait until it finishes if I want to add more ...
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How to find process stop time in linux?

I have one application which runs 24x7 in my system. But some how it was killed abruptly. I observe it 2 or 3 times from last 10 days. Now I want to find from how much time my application is stopped. ...
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How to find out process that uses file but is not using at the moment?

Background I, as well as many other people according to Apple's support forums, am having some trouble with the audio settings on my Mac. Whenever the computer sleeps or powers off, the audio resets ...
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How long has a process has been running (uptime)

Situation I haven been running a process on my laptop doing some heavy processing for the last few days. Every night I hibernate my computer, and boot it up in the morning. What I Seek I'm looking ...
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“Access denied” when trying to end a process on Windows 8

I get "Access denied" when trying to end a process on Windows 8. From Kill process (windows 8) issues on Stack Overflow, I've read: The process may have a thread active in kernel mode that is not ...
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How to get rid of zombie processes without parents in Windows 8

I'm trying to deal with a zombie problem. Every process I load in Windows 8 sticks around as a zombie. A couple notes: a restart works, but takes a while. It's a solution, but not my favorite. ...
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Should I kill zombie process in my system?

Since I'm newbie in Linux/Unix systems and just read about zombie processes, I have one question. I have 10 of them right now. Do I need to kill them and if yes, why? Are they a load on my system? ...
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Analyze data flow between Windows Applications/Processes?

I am currently tasked with creating a "Software Usage Map" for my work; the map should show all the different applications being used, and how they related to one another... for example, if data is ...
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How do you identify a zombie process?

When login through a terminal into my Ubuntu 9.10 Server, I see the following message: => There is 1 zombie process. How can I identify this zombie process?
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How do you find the parent process of a zombie process?

How do you find the parent process of zombie processes? When the child process is something where the parent is not entirely obvious... Is there some way to list processes in tree format or ...