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Old 03-19-2012, 06:54 PM   #1
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process priority

when viewing processes by way of the ps -el command
what does the number at the end of some lines stand for?
0:01 init [2] ,

the number within the square brackets is what I refer to.
what is it ? what does it represent?
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Process priority is to do with it's nice value and because you used "ps -el" it shows you the parameters on the commands. The 2 shows run state 2.

From a command line type "man ps" and look at what it says about the -l switch. Also try "man -k nice" this will show you all the commands that have been tagged with the keyword nice.


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Thanks for the help.


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