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Old 07-02-2004, 02:28 AM   #1
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Process command name?!

Can you please explain me what exactly is command name and how it relates to a process??
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In which context have you found this term, and
what exactly is your question?

Most likely a command name is the name of a command,
and it relates to a process in the way that it is its name?

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I think process command name refers to the output you get when you do

ps -A -f

For example, to see the process command name for apache, do something like

ps -A -f | grep httpd

This will show the "command" that started the process "httpd".
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I am trying to monitor a process by Nagios( a network monitoring tool) using check_procs plugin. I know of the process name and its id. But by using that name is not giving me the desirable result.

Can command names be common for different processes??


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