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 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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monitoring download/upload traffic of every process running on a remote system

I'm looking for a linux tool for monitoring upload/download of each process of a remote system. I've found some like nethogs, but they don't do this remotely. As I don't trust the guest system I want ...
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Hide cmd.exe Process When Running Batch Script

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 ...
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How can I set it so that another program launches at the same time as another? [on hold]

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?

This is not a duplicated question. This question is about stopping or pausing the current startup list at any time rather than bypassing it. Is there an application or program that can stop or pause ...
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Command to output its backend process

I have an application running in windows that has an option to run a command (UI base). I'm pretty sure that the UI base backend is running in a cmd but I dont know what is the exact bin file. The ...
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Exit status of commands before last command

On OS X, Linux, and other systems, you can use $? to get the exit code of the last command. Is there any way to exit codes of older commands? Either by saying "give me the exit code of the nth ...
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Random process at 25% CPU usage

I have strange problem. Sometimes, often after few minutes of using PC a random process get 25% of CPU usage and it stays at that. Sometimes it's chrome, bittorrent, text editor or something else. And ...
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Get the details of a killed process in Linux

I have seen from the logs/kernel messages that a termination signal has been sent to a process with PID say 1234. Now (few seconds after I see it), ps says that the process is no longer running, (to ...
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Restart TOR service using PHP execution

I want to restart my TOR service with a PHP script in order to receive a new IP address. The reason why I plan to do that is because Google and some other sites start blocking me sometimes. I tried ...
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Are processes in Windows 7 cached?

I'm profilling my java application using Windows Performance Analyser. My app is a simple parser, which uses external command-line program to parse files. This external program is called for each ...
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Could a user space process start a root sub-process?

I am using Ubuntu Linux and I have Viber proprietary software running on it. Today I saved a file using Viber and I realized that it has been stored in file system with root user as its owner. I dug ...
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Kill a process by PID started by Batch Script (avoiding other process of same name)

I have multiple processes by the same name (say multiple FIREFOX.exe process). A Batch script then opens another firefox.exe process and, after some predefined time, needs to kill the process it ...
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At what point will two CPU processes interfere with each other?

I'm running multiple processes on my CPU simultaneously, and now I am trying to find out how much CPU power each of them can use until they start disturbing each other: For simplicity's sake let's ...
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Process Hacker “System services”

Hoping that this isn't already asked somewhere and hoping it's not too vague. First time using anything on stackexchange. I'm a really curious person so I don't exactly need an answer to this ...
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get in a command-line process with pid [duplicate]

is there a way to get in a command-line process with it's PID for example I started apt on a terminal and launched a new terminal is there a way to transfer the output to the new terminal with the ...
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How Windows/Linux assign PID to processes?

Q1 : I want to know how Windows/Linux assign a PID to a process when that process began? Is it a delimited random number? or it is fixed for a file on a compute? does it have a special algorithm? and ...
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Why are there 3 chrome.exe processes immediately upon launch?

I am aware that chrome.exe uses a new process per browser tab, but why do I get 3 chrome.exe processes in the process list immediately upon launch?
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Can't resume editor running as root

For years, when I have been working over an SSH connection, I will run sudo vi ... to edit a config file. If I need to do something on the command-line, I'll hit Ctrl+Z to suspend the editor, do ...
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disable chrome task manager? alternatively: prevent extensions from being killed

I have installed the chrome extension "Stayfocusd" which blocks websites for a certain amount of time. However, I have noticed a way to get around this. If you go to Chrome Task Manager and kill the ...
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Before Operating systems, What concept was used to make them work? [closed]

The Operating systems have been tightly related to the computer architecture.An OS takes care for all input and output in a computer system. It manages users, processes, memory management, printing, ...
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w3wp.exe Command Options

I'm trying to figure out what the '-ap' flag to w3wp.exe (the IIS worker process) is. Running the process with '/?' lists some command flags, but there is no mention of an '-a' or a '-p', not to ...
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Linux - view processes as they are being run?

I know I can use top or htop to view running processes in (near) real time, and I can use ps to print a list of all currently running processes, however what if I want to view certain processes and ...
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Can I stop ntoskrnl.exe from locking my TCP port?

I've been to use port 8092 to use some propriety software my company has made, but it seems the port is in use. Further tracking it down shows the PID of the process using the port as 4 (which as I ...
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piping pid to kill on ctrl-c

So I have a Grunt task running this command: java -jar build/lib/plovr.jar serve ./someroot' + configurationFile + ' & grunt watch:sass Problem is, for some reason the java process keeps ...
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Task Manager shows more processes than I have running

I have ~50 processes running but the total processes in Task Manager shows 100+ always. What is causing this? And how can it be fixed?
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How To Track Processes That Using Discrete Graphic Card

How do i know, which processes or background application is using my discrete card? By default, my laptop wont be using discrete graphic card unless gaming.. But now, even I'm not gaming...the led ...
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Windows randomly downloads 1.5 Gb - how can I pinpoint the process responsible?

I often use a tool called 'BitMeter' to keep track of my computer's data usage (Windows 8). Very recently, I have checked the tool to find that my computer downloaded approximately 1.5 Gb of data. ...
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Looking to kill frmweb processes with no jobs

So I am trying to figure out a way to kill Oracle frmweb processes that are doing nothing when load begins to get too high. So far, I have found this command: ps -elf | head -1; ps -elf | awk '{if ...
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linux reverse engineer to find process source

A compromised wordpress site has started several processes that run as the apache user. I can find these processes by running ps and greping for the apache user. Then I take one of the process IDs and ...
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How do I find and kill a php loop (process)?

I have a php script that I have been developing which calls an external api within a loop. It is being tested on a VPS which is running LAMP on Debian. I noticed this morning that the api was not ...
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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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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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How can I monitor every newly created process of an entire Linux system?

I am on a gentoo Linux system and I want to monitor the time and name of every created and deleted process on an entire Linux system. How can I do that? If possible, I do not want to install new ...
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Process tree CPU history usage, process tree memory usage (aggregated) on Windows 8.1

This question is general for Windows OS, but I would like to see a software for Windows 8.1, since this is what I use. I'm looking for software, that will take a process tree (e.g. Chrome.exe ...
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Why does process read Offset/Length from C: drive?

Below is a clip of SysInternals Filemon in action. What I don't understand is why various processes are reading the C: drive at an offset, rather than reading specific files. I have noticed ...
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Start a service from inside a service and export command

I am making a service call from another service and trying to export a variable to the new service. I am not quite sure if the new service to start is a child of the former service. I read that export ...
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How can a process in “interruptible sleep” state use 100% CPU?

According to this reference, a process has the following states R running or runnable (on run queue) D uninterruptible sleep (usually IO) S interruptible sleep (waiting for an event to complete) Z ...
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How to remove startup programs which are not listed in Add or Remove Program list?

I have two startup processes, which I'm not sure what they are for. Is it normal that a PC running Windows 8 has these two processes? They look quite suspicious as their publisher is not listed at ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...