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Query Your Processes Under X with Qps

Oct 25, 2007, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sergio Gonzalez Duran)

"When it comes to managing processes, many people use old reliable commands such as ps, top, kill, and nice. These commands are handy, useful, and found in every Linux distribution. However, sometimes a GUI process manager can be useful, especially when you're trying to teach new Linux system administrators who aren't used to shell interfaces. Qps Visual Process Manager is a GUI ps substitute that lets you sort, manipulate, and manage processes.

"Its own man page states that Qps is 'big and slow,' but I found it simple to use, intuitive, and nice-looking. With it, you can easily show students how processes work and how much information they can obtain by using the correct parameters..."

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