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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Keep an Eye on Linux Processes with ps

Apr 16, 2004, 07:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nigel McFarlane)


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"On Microsoft Windows, the Task Manager is responsible for reporting on and managing the running processes and applications on a server. Linux servers have a Task Bar (or equivalent) when they are viewed from desktops such as GNOME and KDE, but the main tools for process management are command-line ones. Here we'll discuss how to see what's running on a Linux server.

"On Linux, processes have owners. Any user can view all the current processes, but only the root user has full management of those processes. On Linux every process runs in its own memory space and can't accidentally overwrite other processes..."

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