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Old 10-30-2010, 09:12 PM   #1
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task manager

i would like to know is there any task manager present in linux like in windows
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Depending which Desktop Environment you use, there may be a variety of task-manager-like applications that you can use. I'm not familiar with DE's other than KDE, and in that environment, there's "Ksysguard", which is the closest replica of a Task Manager I seen.

It's a good idea to tell us what GNU/Linux OS you're using, so someone may be able to suggest an application that you already have.

If you like console tools, `top` and `htop` are both very capable process viewers and task killers too. htop is my tool of choice for task-manager type of activities.
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Also try:

$ ps ax
For further info:

$ man ps
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if you are using Gnome
there as a panel app
r-click the top bar and select
"add to panel" and add
"System monitor "

or form the terminal

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ps -A lists all running processes.

You can use the kill command ("kill [process number]") to stop a process. If it's a process started by user, user can kill it. If it's a system process, it must be killed with root privileges (use with much caution).

It is a lot more efficient than any graphical task manager I've ever used.


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