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15 Basic Linux ps Commands for Monitoring Processes

Linux’s inbuilt utility processes status tool ps allows users and admins to check the information on the running processes. The process is nothing but a program in Linux/Unix that executes a specific task. The ps command in Linux is used to monitor all the currently running activities along with USER, PID, %CPU, %MEM, VSZ, RSS, TTY, STAT, START, TIME, COMMAND. ps is especially helpful for sysadmins to find the PID (processes identifier) of all the running processes to monitor and troubleshoot. Here’s how to use this tool.