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

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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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Leave bash script running on remote terminal while not logged in?

I have a bash script that takes several hours to run. While it's running, I would like to do other things, which may involve logging out or disconnecting from the internet (my script runs network ...
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How can I log my hard drive activity by program?

I am using Windows XP and am looking for a utility that can tell me the percentage of hard drive activity a program is using. Basically, I'm looking for something like Task Manager and its ability ...
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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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Multiple chrome.exe processes in Task Manager

I know that each new tab on Google Chrome have its own process, but I have 14 chrome.exe processes running actually as I can see it on the Task Manager, and only two tabs are opened on Google Chrome. ...
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Screen a running process

Sometimes I forget to run a program under a screen session and can't stop it in the middle, and I know it's going to take long. Is there a way to screen an already running process without restarting ...
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How to change I/O priority of a process or thread in Win7?

Process Explorer is able to show the effective IO priority of a given thread, but not change it. Seeing as IO priority support is a comparatively new feature, most programs don't set their own IO ...
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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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What does the svchost.exe process do?

On all Windows machines there seem to be a number of svchost.exe processes running. What do this processes do and why are so many running?
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Cannot end Windows 7 process, even tried pskill

I am having a problem where processes are hanging and absolutely refuse to die. I have tried using the task manager and pskill from the console (with admin rights) and while the program will state ...
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Linux process to background - relogin - how to bring process back to foreground?

I start a process, put it in the background running, then log out, then log in again, and want to bring the process to front again. I've looked in "ps aux" for the PID, but it won't be put in the ...
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What is the 'conhost.exe' process that shows up in Task Manager?

The process conhost.exe started showing up on Windows 7, and searching Google doesn't reveal an explanation of what this process is and why it shows up. What is the conhost.exe process?
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“utorrent.exe” simply will not end [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Kill window or application just like linux do Cannot Kill Process in Vista 64 I had closed an instance of utorrent. The task no longer appears in Applications, ...
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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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What is the task “java” (parent process “launchd”) doing on MacOS X?

I have a process called "java" showing up in my Activity Monitor that uses a good amount of CPU (4 - 8% average, 20 - 80% on occasion). It reports that "launchd" is its parent process. Any idea what ...
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Linux: Is there something similar to “top” for I/O?

My disk often is utilized, but top (and htop, a custom replacement) show nothing suspicious. Is there a way to sort processes by I/O (more specific: disk) utilization? EDIT Found out using iotop ...
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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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How can I trigger a notification when a job/process ends?

The place I work 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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How do I find out what processes are accessing the hard disk in a GNU/Linux-based system?

I'm looking for the equivalent to top for disk access, so I can tell which process(es) are currently reading and/or writing to disk. I'm currently using Ubuntu, but I imagine there's a standard tool ...
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How to limit a process to a single CPU core?

How do you limit a single process program run in a Windows environment to run only on a single CPU on a multi-core machine? Is it the same between a windowed program and a command line program? ...
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Difference between “a=b” and “export a=b” in bash

What's the difference between: a=b and export a=b In bash? I understand that they both define environment variables, but I don't fully understand the difference.
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How to monitor and kill a process automatically on windows by process name

Is there a program or utility to monitor the running process and automatically kill specific processes? My work laptop has a whole bunch of useless crap that I cannot uninstall. Some of these ...
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Is there any way to set the priority of a process in Mac OS X?

I have a background process running at 100% CPU on Mac OS X. All other applications are very slow because of it. I'd like to set this process to take no more than 50% so that my applications can run ...
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How to free up memory “fully hibernating” a process?

Similar to this: How to "hibernate a process" under Linux/Windows? Are there any methods to hibernate a process in a way that it doesn't stay in memory? E.g.: If I don't want to use ...
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Find out what program runs in the java.exe process

I have a problem: always when my computer starts, there is a java.exe process listening in the port 7676. I want to find out what it is to be able to delete it. Is there any way that I can find that ...
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Instruction per Cycle vs Increased Cycle Count

Increasing either instruction per cycle or increase cycle count both are valid design choice for processor manufactures. I understand theory, but it would be much clearer if I had some real life ...
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Good (preferably free), easy to use, attractive flowchart software [closed]

While there is no shortage of awesome concept mapping or mindmapping software, I'm left rather cold by the offerings of flowchart related software or apps available. I'm looking for something that ...
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Linux: command to know the processor number in which a process is loaded?

Is there any command in linux to figure out , given a process, which processor the process is running? I am interested in figuring out the CPU busy and CPU idle time of that processor.
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How to automatically restart a linux background process if it fails?

I have a process which is executed by init.d script on the background. Eg: case "$1" in start) /bin/myprocess & stop) killall myprocess restart) killall ...
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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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How to permanently “renice” a process on Mac OS X (or iOS, etc)?

I use a nice (free) process manager called ATMonitor for Mac OS X that has a lot of cool hidden features, one of which is being able to click on a running process and set the "renice" from +20 (less ...
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System and Interrupts causing high CPU

Under Process Explorer, I noticed that System -- and occasionally Interrupts -- are taking between 5% and 20% CPU constantly, for hours on end. This is resulting in weird video playback problems. ...
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bash process uses 90% CPU, comes back on computer restart

I’ve replaced the old HDD of my late 2008 unibody MacBook (8 GB of RAM, running OS X 10.7.4) with an OCZ Vertex 3 SSD. After doing this, I've installed Lion and restored my data from a Time Machine ...
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Keep outlook 2010 open [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make Outlook 2010 minimize when I try to close it? I want to "disable" the ability to close Outlook2010. I always "close" it instead of minimizing it. What are ...
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Process Sent and Received Messages

I'm using Mac OS X, I noticed 2 columns in Activity Monitor: Sent Msgs & Rcvd Msgs I was wondering what is the meaning of them and what kind of messages are they, Are they network packets or ...
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How to identify what is starting a process?

On my XP machine, a python.exe process starts every so on which takes up 100% of my CPU. I have to kill it from the task monitor.. How can one identify what this process is and how you can disable ...
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What's the “System” process on Windows and how to restart it if suspended?

Yesterday, I entered the "Resource Monitor" (using the command "perfmon.exe /res") on Windows 7 in order to check out what process was using my external hard drive, since I wasn't able to remove it ...
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How to find out what process a system tray icon corresponds to?

Is there any way to find out what process created a given icon in the system tray? A new icon has appeared that I don't recognize and I would like to find out what process spawned it.
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How can I start a process over SSH such that it will continue to run after I disconnect?

XBMC occasionally crashes on my media server. It's a pain to bring down the media server because I have to manually restart a number of services each time. I'd like to be ablle to start XBMC from an ...
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Where can I find good documentation on “msconfig” and “services.msc” for Windows 7?

Running Windows 7 I'm trying to boost the startup speed of my computer and I'm going through "msconfig" and "services.msc" to disable some applications from starting up automatically when the ...
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Is there a windows app or simple scripting way to persuade windows to shutdown after a process ends?

Can anyone suggest a way of asking Windows to shut down after it has finished doing something? For example it would be handy sometimes if burning a DVD or copying a lot of files to be able to set it ...
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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 ...
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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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Why sometimes Windows cannot kill a process?

Right now I'm trying to Run/Debug my application in Visual Studio, but it cannot create it because the last instance of the app.vshost.exe is still running. Then, by using the Task Manager I'm trying ...
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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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Auto-restart process on crash [duplicate]

I have a Java server process which runs native code and the possibility of the entire process crashing due to a problem in native code is always there. Is there any mechanism offered by *nix operating ...
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How to disable jusched.exe on Windows 7 64-bit?

I have recently purchased a new laptop from an OEM with Windows 7 64-bit. This system came pre-installed with (among other stuff) the Java Runtime Environment (64bit). This has put the "jusched.exe" ...
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How can I tell Windows to always start certain binaries with low priority?

I want to demote the priority of a number of processes that are auto-started on my corporate XP machine. Is there a way that I can tell WinXP to always start a binary with low priority?
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Kill a process with a specific “Command Line” from command line

(Feel free to edit the title if you can think of something better) Is there a command line utility that kills all processes with a specific command line? E.g. kill all processes named "java.exe" with ...
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See all information about all processes, daemons, etc. running on Mac OS X

I like to view information about all processes (including every daemon etc etc) that are running on Mac OS X. I use: sudo ps -A Update: I also tried Activity Monitor as suggested by Alex. My ...