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

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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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How can I view all Java Processes running on a windows box using CMD prompt

On CMD prompt, I am trying to list all Java processes with the CMD line arguments. In short, I want to list all Java processes which has jmxremote.port set on cmd prompt. whats the best way of doing ...
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How can I log the IPs that processes on my computer are connecting to?

My firewall is saying that my Windows 7 PC is connecting outbound to several suspicious IP addresses in a foreign country. I've run 5 different virus/malware scans, but I'm clean. How can I ...
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Changing Windows locales on a per-process basis

Is there any way to change the Windows locale only for a particular program? I have one or two programs that don't work correctly for non-English (U.S.) locales and would like to work around theirs ...
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Why is the CPU usage reported by top in Linux over 100%?

I've seen the CPU usage go over 100%. How is this possible? Is it because I have four CPU cores, so 100% isn't really the max? Also, when a program does this, what else can I do in top besides using ...
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`qsub` leaves “NotQueued ” in “blocked jobs”

I am working on a remote cluster (westgrid > bugaboo) on which I submit processes via a .pbs file. My .pbs looks like this #!/bin/bash #PBS -l procs=1 #PBS -l walltime=100:00:00 #PBS -N ...
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watchdog proxy application for monitoring buggy program [on hold]

Does anybody know some kind of watchdog tool that can be mostly transparently used to call a buggy tool and that monitors and restarts the tool if required, but also redirects the command line and ...
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How to speed up process start time?

I noticed processes are taking a very long time to start (100ms). My CPUs are mostly idle but has load on it. top - 16:59:29 up 60 days, 23:49, 1 user, load average: 6.38, 6.28, 5.95 Tasks: 544 ...
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Linux RT vs 'niceness' priority and preemption

I wanted some clarification on the differences between real-time linux process priority (-99 - -1) and normal user-level 'niceness' (0 - 40) priority, and the effects on scheduling and pre-emption. ...
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How can I know the absolute path of a running process?

If I have multiple copies of the same app on the disk, and only one is running, as I can see with ps, how can I know the absolute path to distinguish from the others?
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Keep Disk Space Cleanup Manager from running while I'm working?

Every day I'm at my desk working away when my CPU fan takes off like an airplane. When I check my running processes it's almost always the Disk Space Cleanup Manager and today it was using 19% of my ...
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Windows - Run process on background after closing cmd

I have a Python script which I want to run as a background process on Windows. I can do that on Linux with: python script.py & and then disconnect the process from the terminal with: disown ...
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How can I determine if I have one process with two threads, or two processes?

I notice that chrome (famously now), creates loads of instances in task manager. Is that lots of threads and one process? Or is it multiple processes. i.e. is task manager showing threads, or is it ...
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How can I find the processes which use the most memory? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I display the memory usage of each process if i do a 'ps -ef' For example, how can I find the top 20 processes that occupy the most memory? My Linux ...
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Windows 10 not releasing Processes

For the past month i have been going crazy as to why my Render systems where crashing, logs looked normal, or, they didn't have any particular errors relating to the crashes. the last week i have ...
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Force Chromium browser to use multiple processes

Several people complained here about multiple Chromium browser processes, I seem to have opposite problem. I want (if I did not misunderstood something) to force Chromium to use separate process for ...
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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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Add or Remove Programs process name

Does anyone know what is the process name of 'Add or Remove Programs' applet? I'm using Windows XP + SP2. It hung up and I would like to kill it.
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Removing a prank [duplicate]

This is a bit of an odd one. Someone (Probably roommate), somehow, installed something onto my computer that opens a "unsavory" website in my default browser every 10~15 minutes. It's not browser ...
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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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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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“kill -3” equivalent in powershell?

I'm trying to a get a Java Program running on Windows to perform a (java) Thread Dump; on Linux I would use: kill -3 <pid> Is there a Powershell equivalent of this ? I tried: debug-process ...
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Chrome.exe runs on its own and drains my processor power

I see like 15-20 chrome.exe processes in task manager and yes I know chrome uses several processes to separate workload. But the worst part is, I din't even oppened Chrome and yet I see those 20 ...
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Windows 10, Cortana process removed by the wrong way

I followed this thread to remove Cortana process (link) And I forgot to save the name of the folder, After some windows update the folder of cortana is back again with the correct name but I don't ...
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How to determine (in a given time span in the PAST) which were the top CPU-using processes?

Short question: How do I determine which were the top processes hogging the CPU (Windows 7 Home Premium quad-core laptop) in a period of time which started 15 minutes ago and ended 01 second ago ? ...
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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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How can I identify the command that spawned a process listening on a certain port?

I’m using the following version of Linux [davea@mydevbox ~]$ uname -a Linux mydevbox.mydomain.com 5.7.8-35.36.amzn1.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Mar 16 17:15:34 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I want ...
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Is it possible to limit the memory a process uses from command line?

Is it possible to limit the amount of memory a process consumes from the command line and eventually automatically kill the process if it tries to overpass this limit? Something like MaxRam -4GB ...
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Hidden processes causing huge increase in ios data usage? [migrated]

On my first iphone the data usage was both reasonable and logical at the beginning, but a couple months in and I was seeing a ridiculous increase of >5x usage. I started off average 5-8 gb/month and ...
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Windows 10: Processes stuck in “Suspended” state

I'm running into an issue on Windows 10 where processes remain stuck in the "Suspended" state (visible through the task manager by displaying the "Status" column). Those processes cannot be killed, ...
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Find which processes are using the dedicated video card

I'm working on a simple Bumblebee GUI tool. One of its features is to show a list of processes which are currently using the dedicated video card. For now I list all of the running processes and check ...
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Application crash, not able to terminate process

I'm having a serious problem with my laptop, everytime that some application crash, It just freezes then I close the window of the application but the process is still running and I'm not able to ...
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Find location of process running in top command

When I run 'top' I see a process running named "watchdog" I read up on watchdog via the man page ala Google but I don't have that program installed. I've done a whereis and checked the /dev file to no ...
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Application for monitoring all applications that are using the internet in Mac OS X

Can anyone introduce me a Mac OS X application that monitors all network activity such as what applications are now connected to the internet and how much bandwidth they use (I mean show bandwidth ...
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Can I set a process name for my tomcats on CentOS ?

I have several tomcats running on my centos. If I try "top", all of them are shown as "java" . Is there anyway, such as changing the catalin.sh, that I can make each of the tomcat has its own name ...
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Hiding remote desktop server process on Windows 10?

So I'm trying to run a program that won't fully function if it notices the a remote desktop server running on the computer. Is there a way to hide or rename the remote desktop process to fool this ...
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Route the traffic over specific interface for a process in linux

Is it possible to route the traffic used by a process over a specific interface? For example, network traffic by download application should always use the interface wlan0 whereas all other ...
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How to track processes that use the discrete graphics card?

How do I know which processes or background applications are using my discrete card? By default, my laptop won't be using discrete graphic card unless gaming. But now, even when I'm not gaming, the ...
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Rogue SVHOST process

How might I go about diagnosing the cause of a svhost process that consumes vast amounts of RAM and CPU on a Windows 7 system? It appears apparently randomly, it can be terminated without any ...
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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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windows 10 equivalent to windows 7 “end process”

In windows 7, when I program hangs, I call up the task list. If I do "end task" it will ask if I want to "Wait for the program to close", or "End now". Whichever option I choose, it seems to just hang ...
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Unpause application in Mac OS X

I tried parsing a gigantic XML file and I ended up running out of virtual memory. The OS put all my applications on pause and gave me a screen to shutdown applications to free more space. I killed the ...
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Kill unresponsive process in windows that won't stop through Task Manager or Process Explorer

Up front: I'm using windows 7 64 bit. So sometimes I am trying to kill a process but it won't quit. I can try killing the process or the process structure, but Task Manager won't accomplish anything. ...
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How do you find a software crash in Process Monitor (Procmon)?

I have an issue running a certain piece of software which I compiled (didn't write it myself). Every time I start the program, it crashes within a second or two (almost instantly from when the window ...
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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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How to Track CPU and Memory Usage Per Process

I have seen this question asked on here before but was unable to follow the answer which was given. I would like to monitor a processes CPU, Memory, and possibly GPU usage over a given time. The ...
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What is effect of CTRL + Z on a unix\Linux application

I was curious and confused that what exactly is the behaviour of CTRl+Z. I know, If a process in running in foreground, and we press ctrl+z, it goes to background. But what exactly happens. Does it ...
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How to identify terminated Windows process if I still have its PID?

Background: In the middle of my work, license agreement for installing "Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center" suddenly appeared. I'd like to understand what process launched the setup, but using ...
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How to analyze process dump?

I'm trying to analyze a process dump (not neccesrily minidump). Does someone know a tool/script which makes the parsing/analysis of the .dmp file? I tried BlueScreenView, WhoCrashed and WinDbg with ...
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How to (what programm) kill a process in windows that has been inactive for X seconds and is running in multiple instances

I have multiple instances of a programm running and from time to time it stops responding. I need to check if processes of X have not been responding for >X seconds, and if yes, kill this exact ...