Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 10-30-2005, 08:14 PM   #1
Registered: Apr 2005
Posts: 47

Rep: Reputation: 15
process manager for linux?

Sorry for the large number of questions recently but I'm trying many things to get linux working (to replace that windows). So now I need to know how to keep track of processes running in the background (like the windows task manager). Preferably runable from text mode.

Old 10-30-2005, 08:29 PM   #2
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: in a fallen world
Distribution: slackware by choice, others too :} ... android.
Posts: 23,067
Blog Entries: 11

Rep: Reputation: 911Reputation: 911Reputation: 911Reputation: 911Reputation: 911Reputation: 911Reputation: 911Reputation: 911

Old 10-30-2005, 08:30 PM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: May 2004
Location: Australia
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 3,544
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 57
man ps

ps aux | grep <process name> is soo handy sometimes
Old 10-30-2005, 09:17 PM   #4
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: USA
Distribution: Slackware current, Fedora Core 5, SuSE 10.1 OSS
Posts: 298

Rep: Reputation: 30
better than ps aux|grep ____

ps -A|grep _____, it's cleaner and just gives you what you need (aka, the rogue process number that you need to kill) ;-)
Old 10-31-2005, 02:31 AM   #5
Registered: Sep 2005
Posts: 36

Rep: Reputation: 15
After using ps get the pid and in the console enter the command kill then the process ID.

Eg, kill 1243
Old 10-31-2005, 06:34 AM   #6
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Europe
Distribution: Debian, Slackware
Posts: 505

Rep: Reputation: 46
Htop is very nice imho
Old 10-31-2005, 06:56 AM   #7
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: USA
Distribution: Slackware current, Fedora Core 5, SuSE 10.1 OSS
Posts: 298

Rep: Reputation: 30
htop? this is the first time I've heard of it. I'll have to try it out! thanks aliendog!
Old 10-31-2005, 07:07 AM   #8
Senior Member
Registered: Nov 2004
Distribution: Mandriva mostly, vector 5.1, tried many.Suse gone from HD because bad Novell/Zinblows agreement
Posts: 1,606

Rep: Reputation: 53


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how a father process know which child process send the signal SIGCHLD icoming Programming 10 07-20-2010 07:26 AM
Linux boot up process Vs. Windows boot up process darkskull Linux - Software 7 12-30-2006 04:21 PM
finding process manager.. navaladi Mandriva 3 01-11-2005 03:25 PM
Bash Scripting - child process affecting parent process mthaddon Linux - General 1 05-02-2004 01:19 PM
givng permission to kppp, process manager and etc demmylls Linux - General 2 12-25-2003 10:11 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:27 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration