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

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Why is there multiple console window host open in the background?

Why is there multiple console window host open in the background? For those that don't know, it's the command prompt running in the background but without a graphical user interface. Is it being used ...
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process explorer - identify new files

Issue I have is is possibly the most bizarre I ever faced... Excel macro (which copies data from one of the sheets and sends via email) runs correctly if Outlook is not running. If Outlook is running ...
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Why sshd uses almost all my memory?

I am trying to understand who's eating my memory. I see from `htop that there are a lot of sshd processes, but there is only 3 connections: $ who -a system boot 2021-04-24 12:10 ...
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Knowing what process is launching mailto on windows 10

Something weird has been happening for a while and it is driving me crazy. Every time I start my computer (running Windows 10 Pro 1809) it starts opening the Mail app several times. It looks like a ...
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How to change the username in linux?

I need to change the username from the linux (Not admin). I changed in settings ->Users. But how to change the "home folder" name or root user in linux. I tried using usermod -l <...
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Why does a finished python script still blocks memory?

I'm running a python3 script that is performing a lot of in-memory operations, thus using a lot of RAM. My machine has 256GB of RAM. I noticed, that even my script finishes (the program get's to the ...
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Detect what file a process is changing a on Windows

Is there a way to detect what file a process is changing in Windows? I created a process - my_python_script.exe (python script I have compiled), and I would like to know what files the process changes ...
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How can I perform start command in PowerShell same as I do in CMD?

When I use start command in CMD it opens second CMD window with the same state (same location and same virtual environment). But I cannot do it in PowerShell. Is there any command for it in PowerShell?...
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Changes in resource handler

I'm trying to find out where an application on Windows 10 stores some files when I download them. I tried using the resource monitor tool (under the CPU tab), which links every selected process with ...
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How to run jar file with custom process id

I am hosting multiple Minecraft servers, and I manage their network usage with NetLimiter. I noticed that each server is just another process under java, with the name of its process id. Whenever I ...
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Cannot kill a process after waking it up

I ran the program yes and pressed Ctrl+Z to stop the process. After that, I woke it up by executing kill -s 18 <pid>. After that, I wasn't able to stop it again using Ctrl+Z or kill it using ...
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How to make fork() fail?

For a script I'm writing, it's important to properly handle a failed fork() (see https://rachelbythebay.com/w/2014/08/19/fork/ for the Why). But how, without bringing my system down with processes, ...
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Limit resources by process name

I would like to limit a process to 1% of the CPU and 150Mb using cgroups. 1233 root 20 0 1087908 264116 90788 S 6,3 3,3 101:08.16 iamahungryprocess Most of the manuals give information ...
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Chromium wasting too many resources(chromium browser --enable-pinch)

I use chromium browser [Version 87.0.4280.66 (Official Build) Built on Ubuntu, running on elementary 5.1.7 (64-bit)] in my PC on elementary OS. I recently noted that a process by chromium is taking up ...
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How can I grab a time-slice of process cgroup in /proc/<process-id>/cgroups?

To resolve a cgroups issue where a process is being placed in the wrong cgroup, I'm being advised to take regular snapshots of the /proc/process-id/cgroups files over a period of time when the process ...
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How to gracefully terminate an application via SSH on Windows 10?

I've searched far and wide for this through several similar questions, but none of them have worked so far. Here is my problem: I have two computers, A running Windows 10 and B running Linux. I have ...
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Linux: What is the correct way to manage script with system services & background processes

(Ubuntu 20.04 if it's relevant) Description/Prject Brief: For a project I'm working on (personal), I wish to have a script of mine running as a background process with suppressed output - until I run ...
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Move Memory Associated with Program to Disk

I am using PsSuspend to suspend processes by their PID that are using excessive CPU or GPU computational resources whenever I am working on something else and need to have the CPU/GPU working on that ...
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what does 0 link means in bash file descriptor?

Each process uses a set of open files in linux . Now bash ( a shell ) is also a process which uses different file descriptor for standard input output. If I find some file descriptors : ls -l /proc/$$/...
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Task Scheduler trigger task when a Process Terminates

I'm trying to use Windows 10 Task Scheduler to create a task that is triggered when a particular process is terminated. My first step was enabling Audit process tracking in the Group Policy Editor (...
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Wait for process to start on linux/(net)bsd

I'm attempting to make a script which tracks how many times you execute a specific process. I want to detect when the process starts and then log it. The psuedo-code would be something like this: ...
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Windows 10 - how to prevent Microsoft Text Input Application from starting?

I Am trying to prevent Microsoft Text Input Application from starting. Process name: "TextInputHost.exe". I know it is behind an on-screen keyboard. But I don't use this! It starts ...
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Launched when a game is started by a shortcut, how can I find Steam again, after ending the game, in order to stop it too?

I start a Steam game by its shortcut. Then when I end the game, I would like to stop Steam after that game too. Under Windows 7 I used once, I had to do an Alt-Tab to find Steam and stop it by its ...
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Reducing Command Priority: Robocopy Slows System

How can I prevent Robocopy from slowing other processes to a near standstill? I have a Windows 10 batch file running Robocopy, once per hour, to mirror one drive and to copy changed files on another ...
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How to end unresponsive processes that can't be taskkilled in Windows?

How do I kill an unresponsive process or task in Windows when it becomes completely unresponsive (window becomes a ligt grey, cursor a rotating blue ring)? Clicking [X] or trying to end process in ...
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Do not log event id 4688 – A new process has been created

Using Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) or Local Security Policy (secpol.msc) Security Settings -> Audit Policy -> Audit Process Tracking or Advanced Audit Policy Configuration -> System Audit ...
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How achieve, that Task Manager's does not vanish with history charts

How to make Task Manager (windows 10) not to be closed by pressing only one key (namely Esc key). Or at least, to make Task Manager to show charts (memory chart, processor chart etc.) for the minutes ...
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Find out which files a process is writing to

I have this very annoying problem with Firefox for months where its CPU usage jumps to over 24% after a while when idle. Any official troubleshooting has lead to no positive results (tried to reset, ...
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Does WSL require some sanitary measures after shutdown with a forgotten Firefox session?

Had WSL running with an external X server (vcxsrv). With a Firefox window open, which I forgot, I exited the shell and then from the Windows cmd prompt issued wsl --shutdown. I then noticed that the ...
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Can a process run regardless of any shell?

I'm trying to grasp the concepts of shell and terminal and the exact relation between them from the aspect of OS processes. So I have few questions in that field. Sanity check: As far as I understand,...
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What is “inetinfo.exe” and how can I disable it permanently?

I am currently using Windows 7. A process named inetinfo.exe is slowing down my laptop. It is eating all my bandwidth and I can not use my bandwidth at other activities which are important to me, ...
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Client Server Runtime Process and Desktop Window Manager consumes my GPU

Here is it Why and how to retake my GPU bak for me? :)
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Process terminates after SSH logout on windows server

I have a Windows server 2016 machine that needs to run an file that uses the cli, remotely using SSH. It is known that logging out of an SSH connection terminates processes that were started by the ...
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How to kill an application in one go when there are multiple instances

At the moment, Slack has hung for me. Some times it's Chrome, sometimes another app. Right clicking the icon in the task bar and choosing close does not close the application I want to kill it in Task ...
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windows 10: process 1 output used as process 2 input: pipes

process 1 : adb shell screenrecord --bit-rate 6000000 --size 1280x720 --output-format=h264 - process 2: ffplay -f h264 normally ffplay takes its input as an argument (-i _input) How to pipe those ...
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How can I see the pagefile of a process using Process Explorer?

I thought Process Explorer has every statistic possible. But I was looking for the pagefile size of a process and I can't find it. Maybe it's under a different name?
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Why the process is suspended?

I am running an R code (machine learning) using Rstudio on a Data Science Windows Virtual Machine. When I look at my resource monitoring, I see some suspended processes. Is there any reason why?
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bashtop and bpytop do not display properly in putty

I have installed bashtop or bpytop (on a minimal CentOS install) but I just get a jumbled mess of colour blocks on the screen. I've made sure to do sudo yum upgrade and rebooted, but still garbled ...
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Visualize the processors and which process is running on each one via 'top' command

I've achieved to display each processor details by using interactive command 1 when running top. I can see the list of processes right underneath the STATES block but there are a lot of them. So now I'...
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How can I restart the Windows 10 emoji panel process?

Windows 10 emoji panel sometimes glitches out and opens empty for me. All hits (keyboard or mouse) register just fine but the window itself is never drawn on screen, just the chrome around it. Which ...
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How to resolve issue with 'NVIDIA Container' process using a whole thread constantly?

RTX2060; nvidia driver 418.96; Windows 10 After I launch some games and exit them, a process called NVIDIA Container still runs for 10-11% of CPU for hours. I manually kill it, but is there a more ...
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Why is the computer memory reported as full, while processes use much less memory?

My Windows 10 PC has 16GB RAM installed. Yet everything is soooo slowww. In Task Manager, I see that the memory utilization is almost always at 98%-99% level. Yet, the aggregate memory consumption of ...
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Windows: kill/pause a process/programm as soon as another programm is startet

Im automaticly syncing my changed files via onedrive. This is great to automaticly backup files but oftentimes it uses more than 20% of my CPU. Now im working in another very CPU intensive programm ...
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TSTP free occupied GPU

I train models for several days on a dual GPU machine. Often, there are some situations where I need to quickly run a test or inference on a GPU, but there's no way to do that (that I know of) without ...
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How to automatically kill a process by name as soon as it is started?

Is there a way to automatically kill a certain (sub)process the very moment it is launched? I know that processes can be filtered by name and killed doing this: sudo killall -I -s SIGKILL <process ...
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List child process IDs

I want to get a list of all child process IDs for a given parent process ID (6330 qemu) to use in a bash script. I can see them in htop, for instance: Top search results include: # pgrep -P 6330 (no ...
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Cygwin-x dbus-daemon process does not unload itself from memory after termination

I have 64 bit cygwin on Windows 10. When I terminate X sessions, a process spawned by c:\cygwin64\bin\dbus-daemon.exe stays in memory together with c:\windows\system32\conhost.exe 0x4. If I do it ...
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How to get top 5 highest CPU consuming processes and their thread count using powershell command

How to get top 5 highest CPU consuming processes and their thread count using powershell command? Need values of CPU, ProcessName, PID, Thread count
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Why doesn't “System Idle Proccess” make cpu hot and consume power?

I recently found out that there is a proccess called "System Idle Proccess", which takes all of the CPU time while it's idle so that the computer doesn't crash or freeze. Why doesn't the CPU ...
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Daemon Process in Linux

I have read that daemon processes in Linux a result of double forking. Are all the daemon process a result of double forking or are there some exceptions?

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