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

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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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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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Which process killed my process

One of my applications starts java.exe, but in between this 'java.exe' is killed by some other process. How can I know which process kills the java.exe. I am using Windows XP SP 2.
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Routing packets to different available networks using process' pid / uid

I need to route packets from some processes(unique pids/uids) to desired network connection. So, Suppose we have 4 processes with pids 10, 11, 12, 13 respectively; and we have two network connections ...
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Possible to save process as dump file to disk and then reload the process later?

Is it possible to save process as dump file to disk and then reload the process later? For example if I'm using a video editing program and are in the middle of rendering a file, then I can go to ...
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How to identify which process is running which window in Mac OS X?

I’d like to know if it is possible to identify which process is the responsible of creating/managing a window in Mac OS X. I know in Windows it is possible using the Sysinternals Suite tool that ...
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Something's consuming my laptop's resources

I bought my laptop 6 months ago. It's a Lenovo G50-70. Last week, my laptop got slow down so much that the cursor was lagging behind the motion of my mouse. It was obvious. Task manager took about 5 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Reusing _kill completion in .bashrc fails

I'm trying to extend bash completion alias perf-connect-process="perf record -p"; alias pperf=perf-connect-process; complete -F _kill perf-connect-process; complete -F _kill pperf; by reusing the ...
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Why can't I kill a process?

Thunderbird has crashed and all attempts to kill thunderbird.exe are to no avail. I've tried Task Manager and Process Explorer from Sysinternals and simply nothing happens when I select 'Kill'. I ...
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How to kill a task that is “lacking an instance”?

Spotify first killed itself but "something of it" kept lingering which was detectable as a task with PID 8664 and judging from the fact that RAM usage kept changing from time to time - it "did ...
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How to kill AMCMenu process which uses my whole ram for mac os 10.8.5 macbook pro?

whenever i kill AMCMenu through activity monitor it starts again and uses my ram. i have restarted my computer many times .please help . here the link to AMCMenu process sample : ...
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Run google chrome in a single process

Is it possible to run google chrome in a single process? I found only the one flag - --single-process but running chrome with it shows me following message: You are using an unsupported ...
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How to stop windows processes being created with the same id?

I am trying to compile a big project using Visual Studio 2010 express. This is one big project with like around 700 other sub-projects compiling. Now during the compilation some times the ...
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Multiple system calls from PID 0 in Windows

Recently, one of my old PC at home lags at times. I open the Process Monitor (from sysinternals.com) and find multiple system calls from a process with PID 0, including CreateFile operation. I thought ...
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Why does Google Chrome keep processes running when I don't allow background apps to run after I close?

Okay so here I close Chrome and it keeps a process running. I tell it to not let anything run after it's closed, but it still does. Also, a lot of the time, it messes with Microsoft Word 2010 and will ...
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Is this a bug in top?

This command line: top -l 3 -n 10 -o "vprvt" For some reason there are two processes that consistently creep up in the second sample's output regardless of their actual VPRVT size, and they do not ...
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Process is shutting down when started by script and special user

I have a situation where I want to use a script during a build process which stops a process and starts it again after updating its files as a last step. The process is started via a build system ...
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Program terminates as soon as I launch Process Monitor

I wanted to monitor all the activity of a program, to see which files are being used, etc. I used Sysinternals excellent Process Monitor, which I've used before. However, as soon as I launch Process ...
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Windows 7: programs installed to AppData won't launch

I don't know what causes it, but after a while, all programs installed to the AppData will stop launching. as far as I can see, they doesn't show up in Task Manager's processes tab at all after I open ...
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javaw.exe issue on windows 7

I have javaw.exe process in my task manager. This process takes a lot of processor memory. When I try to close this process my video driver gets closed and Windows 7 repairs it automatically. How to ...
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Catching forked subproceses

I'm running a game in wine that requires pasuspender to kill pulseaudio so the game can run on alsa. However, it looks like the script and wine itself are forking separate processes so that ...
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Windows 7 - Intermittently processes will not close when the app closes

I have a user I am supporting who has the strangest issue. There are 2 problem applications, Word 2010 and a scanning program called ScandallPro. Intermittently (and at least once a day), she will ...
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What command line options are available to svchost.exe?

It seems the only command line option used by Windows for svchost.exe is -k, followed by the group name which svchost needs to start for a given service. Yet, use of a command line option indicates ...
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Why would Activity Monitor and iotop give completely different output re: Disk Activity?

I am trying to "rebuild" via DiskWarrior an external RAID0 startup drive… and it is "semi-stuck" on step 6.. but I have read that I should let it finish.. The strange thing is.. is that Activity ...
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Determining which script started a process from the process description

I have the following process: oracle8 602592 1 0 Nov 14 - 2:54 ora_mmon_RRT How I can find the name and full path of the script that activated the process?
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How do I figure out what process is blocking access to an IP address?

One of my various installed programs is periodically blocking access to certain websites that (I think) it has falsely determined to be malicious. I'm having trouble figuring out which one is blocking ...
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DpHostW.`.exe` process doesn't respond and use 25% CPU?

Sometimes when my Dell Vostro 3300 have been in sleep mode and then wake up, the fingerprint reader doesn't work. I also notice the cooling fan runs high and the process "DpHostW.exe" that is used for ...
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lucid lynx runaway process

I am runnning lucid lynx with a gnome desktop. After uninstalling the klipper program there is a new and unwelcome process that begins at startup and takes around 66% of my cpu time. According to ...
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Open MPI: max processes on a single node

I am using openMPI (ver 1.6.2) on a CentOS 6.6 cluster. I am trying to find ways to increase no. of processes on a single node using OpenMPI. Each node on my cluster has 20 cores. I trying with a ...
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Why the process of sleep command is always in sleep status?

Why the process of sleep command is always in sleep status ? Sleep status means waiting for I/O right ?
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How not to kill a wrong process from my script?

In Debian Linux I use the following scripts for alarm clock (called by at command). ~/bin/awake: #! /bin/bash set -m ~/bin/killawake PID=$BASHPID echo $PID > ~/tmp/wakeupalarm.pid while true; do ...
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Recompile kernel to add user process kick confirmation

my apologies if this has already been asked. This is a combination development/admin/security question. My apologies if this question is being asked in the wrong forum. On Windows platforms, even ...
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How to disallow a specific process from reading a specific file?

Is it possible to block a specific program/process from reading a specific file, supposing I know their exact paths? I know that it is possible to block internet acecss from a specific program, but ...
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How can I determine which process is causing failed ARP requests?

I am seeing many failed ARP requests from a Windows 7 Pro machine to IP addresses not on my subnet (one is a valid IP but no longer in use, the other is an APIPA address). I suspect a program or ...
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How can I get a list of processes that were run and exited on Windows?

On occasion, a command-line window appears then instantly vanishes. I'm sure it is some scheduled task, or something that the company IT department runs periodically. How can I determine what this ...
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Screen: user session closed, why?

For a couple of years now have been relying on a bash script that invokes a java server process via screen; until last night it has run flawlessly, just ssh into remote server >> sudo screen >> invoke ...
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What is _Total in WMI output for list of processes?

I am trying to generate a list of processes running on a remote Windows 2008 server along with their CPU/Memory utilization through a .vbs script. Here is the WMI query that I have used: Select ...
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How to change process name and description of a program

How do i change process name of a program. Am running notepad.exe. I want to change the name of program notepad in Task Manager but i want to keep its original name when am selecting the notepad.exe ...
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Thunderbird multiple process -no-remote and http-links

Whenever I click a Link in thunderbird which was started with the -no-remote option and firefox is running, I get a "Firefox is already running ... " error message. Is there a way to prevent this ...
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uTorrent refusing to start/end on Win7

Ok, so I had to clean up this computer, and I noticed 2 uTorrent entires in the control panel - uTorrent 3.3.0 and uTorrent 4.x.y (I don't remember the exact numbers). I decided to remove uTorrent ...
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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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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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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 ...