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Chapter 12. Process Management > Using Common Process Management Commands

Using Common Process Management Commands

There are many mechanisms for working with processes in Tiger. In this section we will cover some of the most useful tools at your disposal. Because process management and input/output control are intimately linked to the shell itself, there are some differences between how you do these things that depend on the shell you've picked. Fortunately, the capabilities of both csh and sh-type shells are similar with respect to basic process and input/output control, so the differences are mostly cosmetic.

Listing Processes: ps

The ps command is used for listing the process status report. This is the command-line version of the Process View utility. There are many options to ps, but you will probably find issuing ps with the a, u, and x options to be most useful (this combination produces one of the more complete and informative, yet relatively concise displays):


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