ps is a Unix operating system command and the like used to display the running processes.

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What is the difference between the processes listed by `ps` and `ps -A`?

What is the difference between the processes listed by ps and ps -A ?
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Excluding grep from process list

I have cobbled together a command to return the process ID of a running daemon: ps aux | grep daemon_name | awk "{ print \$2 }" It works perfectly and returns the PID, but it also returns a second ...
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Output of the ps command and understanding the flags

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using bash. I tried running the ps command from a Java program using the Runtime and got some unexpected output. Upon closer inspection I realized that it was the output of: ps ...
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what does CPU% means in `ps auxf` for processes with parent/child relationship?

When I use ps auxf to display process information with ASCII art process hierarchy. Processes with parent/child relation is listed as below. USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT START ...
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Cygwin: Get process state

When I run top in Cygwin I get: PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND I would like to extract these columns for all processes: PID PPID S COMMAND ps gives PID, PPID, ...
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What does the suffix letter mean in the PRI column of “ps -M pid” under MacOS/X?

When I execute this command under MacOS/X: ps -M 9358 I get this output: USER PID TT %CPU STAT PRI STIME UTIME COMMAND jaf 9358 s009 0.0 S 31T 0:00.21 0:00.32 ...
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how to view all process details from ps –ef command

I am using the ack.pl in my bash script to search IP's in the Linux OS only for example , and only to show the problem I will give here a short example # ( ./ack.pl -Q -a -l --max-count=1 ...
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How to select processes by command name when using ps in Mac OS X

In Linux, I use ps -C command_name to select processes of specified command name. But it doesn't work in Mac OS X. I read the the man page of ps carefully, but just can not find any option to do this. ...
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How to filter processes with “ps” to match all conditions?

In Linux, if I use ps --user john -C processname, then I get all processes owned by the user and in addition all processes named processname. Is there a way to modify the behavior to get only ...
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How to get memory usage of a Minecraft server?

I am creating a Minecraft control panel at the moment and having trouble by getting the memory usage of the process. My current process: launch the server in a screen get the pid of the screen ...
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How to find the total number of processes in Unix/Linux shell script

I’m trying to find the total lines of running processes excepting the commands I’m using to create the listing. Then to parse out the userID and the PID into a new list. All within the same shell. ...
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Finding all not responding tasks from the command line in Mac OS X?

I know I can do ps -aux | xargs kill etc but I want to list the PIDs of all tasks that are not responding (the red ones in Activity Monitor). What command I can execute in the terminal to list these ...
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How many volumes should I add in my btrfs?

How much overhead does a single physical partition add to a btrfs volume? ps aux | grep btrfs | wc -l results in 102. I have 4TBx4 in my NAS and 16GB RAM and Core i3 processor. The NAS also hosts a ...
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TIME of process not listed in ps on Cygwin

I am trying to find the TIME of a process which you would normally find in ps on a Unix based system but instead on Cygwin there is STIME which surely is not the same thing; I've tried to google for ...
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Interpretting COMMAND column of `ps aux | grep redis`

When I run ps aux | grep redis, with a running redis server, the COMMAND column shows redis-server *:6379. 6379 is the port number, but what's the *: for? Is it saying 'Hey, this is a port number", or ...
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ps aux status column meaning?

On a Mac, 64 bit, osx 10.8.5, two of my ps aux output lines, plus the header, are ; $ ps aux | head USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TT STAT STARTED TIME COMMAND myuid ...
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csh script to return number of process running

I want to set the number of a particular process that are running to a variable. The first line of the csh script below is the problem as it sets the variable "number" as ps aux | grep -c fiji ...
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How can I find wget processes older than one day in unix?

Using this command I can find all the processes for wget: ps -aef | grep -i wget But I want a command or a script which can provide me the processes older than one day for wget and kill them.
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ps aux output meaning

When typing ps aux, what does each column of the output mean? For example $ ps aux timothy 29217 0.0 0.0 11916 4560 pts/21 S+ 08:15 0:00 pine root 29505 0.0 0.0 38196 2728 ? ...
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Is “ps -u” Really a Bad Syntax?

IMHO ps -u shows a very useful output, much better than ps -u $USER: $ ps -u Warning: bad syntax, perhaps a bogus '-'? See /usr/share/doc/procps-3.2.8/FAQ USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY ...
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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 get a list of background processes in freebsd

I need to get a list of background processes in freebsd, but i don't know how. I've tried to use ps command, ps -ax ps -e -j but I haven't found properties which describe background processes. ...
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How to print with ghostscript in silent mode

I am using the following Ghostscript command to print a postscript document: C:\Program Files\gs\gs9.14\bin>gswin64c.exe -sDEVICE=mswinpr2 testprinter.ps This command opens a Print dialog where ...
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two processes are listed for one shellscript?

I have a shell script which does somewhat simple. #!/bin/sh do something boring... When I execute the shell script like this, $ nohup sh mysh.sh > /null/dev/ 2>&1 & I see there are ...
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Show last 5 opened processes in terminal?

I am trying to have a terminal showing the last 5 processes opened. This is helpful for my debugging. At this point I have watch ps -ef --sort=start_time This works fine but it shows all processes ...
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watching output of “ps aux | grep blah” in tmux will not work?

I am trying to run this - watch "ps aux | grep myShittyProcess" in a tmux session. This process myShittyProcess was also started in a tmux session. The ps aux works without watch command. But as ...
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pidof Xorg is not returning a number on my computer

I'm trying to debug a performance problem with Xorg on my computer and I found a curious problem doing the operf command: pidof -sx Xorg, or just pidof Xorg outputs nothing. But ps -e | grep Xorg ...
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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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grep -c gives inconsistent outputs

I am trying to determine the number of processes that are running via the following command line: ps aux | grep -c 'Xvfb :1' When the process "fiji :1" is not running I sometimes get a value of 0 ...
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What does ps axuwfw return?

I am getting strange output including my old makefile output and process tree when running below command on linux ps axuwfw Also, what is the usefulness of the following command and how does it ...
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In UNIX, what are the Ss, Sl, and Ssl proccess types I see with ps aux?

When doing a ps aux command, I see some process listed as Ss, Ssl and Sl. What do these mean? root 24653 0.0 0.0 2256 8 ? Ss Apr12 0:00 /bin/bash -c /usr/bin/python ...
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What is the AIX's `ps -T PID` equivalent for Linux?

I really like the way ps -T PID works on AIX. It shows you a nice tree of processes in the right side, and their PID, PPID and other info in the left side. In AIX docs, the -T flag reads Displays ...
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Getting pid of process not listed in ps -ef

I know there is a process called blt.pl running on a particular machine but not quite sure which user is running it. i have tried ps -ef | grep -i blt.pl but obviously it's not finding it. Is there ...
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What determines the process name in ps aux?

I'm trying to track down this script called ./launch.sh, that on my machine is currently in an infinite loop in which it calls a Java program, immediately crashes, then sleeps for 3 seconds. ps aux ...
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can I `dtach` or `renice` graphical programs like `evince`?

I sometimes open PDF's and then want them "sort of" open "to read later", but I'm not looking at them at the moment. While I'm not looking at them I'd like the OS to spend less effort keeping them up. ...
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Red Hat seeing all processes and detail information about them

im on a red hat server and i did ps -a and see all running processes. CMD> ps -a PID TTY TIME CMD 1857 pts/5 00:00:00 ps 9011 pts/1 00:00:00 su 9097 pts/1 00:00:00 csh 20515 ...
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Is it possible to 'hide' a process from the listing of `ps` or `top` on Linux

First, I presume that if this is possible it would need to be done as root (or as a user who shares root's UID of 0). How can a process be launched so that it does not show up in a ps aux or ps ef or ...
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How to access different tty session

I wanted to know if there is any possibility of login to other tty sessions. Someone has mistakenly changed the root su password. One of the session is already logged in as root. So any possibility ...
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Why can ps know about the process that runs after it?

[root@myvm1 ~]# ps aux | grep ls root 13594 0.0 0.1 3912 672 pts/1 R+ 09:46 0:00 grep ls In the above, the ps aux runs first and its output is then redirected to the grep ls ...
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Is there a version of kill with feedback?

Is there a fork or easy mod of the linux kill command to provide feedback? I'd like to avoid the cycle of: ps acx | grep rogue_agents killall rogue_agents # alternately, kill 007 ps acx | grep ...
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how do I continuously do a ps auxw on OSX?

The question is this: If I open terminal and type ps auxw, I see a list of all processes running but this command is like a snapshot of that instant. What I need is this: I am trying to discover what ...
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ps aux and processes between [ ] [duplicate]

Just wondering if there is a difference between processes listed between [ ] and others when running ps aux. What does it mean? Is the process still running or is it a recent process that has been ...
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Using systemd-cgls and cgroups as a user configured pstree

When using pstree I was annoyed that processes forget their grandparent process when they get orphaned since they get adopted by init, so I thought maybe I could use systemd-cgls and cgroups, since an ...
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Why does my system hang when I run ps, w and possibly other commands?

I don't know why, but I cannot run the ps or w commands on my Ubuntu 10.04LTS machine. I did a trace for both, and both stopped when reading part of the same file. Here's the result of running ps ...
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Is it possible to format ps RSS (memory) output to be more human friendly?

Executing ps ux returns a nice list of process information, easy to grep through or watch. However, there doesn't seem to be much flexibility in the memory usage output; the RSS (resident set size) is ...
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Why I can kill a process with Sl STAT but not process with R+ STAT?

I am trying to figure out why I can stop a firefox (for example) process with STAT Sl, but not one with R+? I've got the following: # ps aux | grep firefox root 14671 0.0 0.1 63824 1196 ? ...
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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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New process being created while checking with 'if' in bash

ps -ef | while read line; do for i in $line; do if [ $i = 'bash' ]; then echo $line; fi; done; done; unset i; The command runs properly displaying the Bash ...
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How can I graph memory usage by user?

Basically, I want to graph the memory usage with each username as title, as time passes by. I would set that script as a cron job, to create a graph that shows memory usage of certain usernames. How ...
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how to check process tree in hpux, just like ptree in Solaris?

how to check process tree in hpux, just like ptree in Solaris ?