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Kill process that keeps restarting itself

I need some advice on how to completely kill the Jenkins process. It keeps restarting itself. On Mac OSX. $ps -eaf 216 1143 1 0 0:01.65 ?? 0:04.03 /usr/bin/java -jar ...
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Looking for way to log process terminations on OS X (Mac)

I'm looking for a way to log all process terminations on my Mac (OS X 10.6.8). (And see pid, timestamp, process name) I've implemented something similar for HP-UX, but it required a kernel-level ...
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How can I prevent a process from running under Mac OSX 10.6?

Basically, there are some system processes that I want to prevent from running. If I force quit them, they simply restart. How can I prevent them from starting/relaunching. Before you say that I ...
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How to permanently “renice” a process on Mac OS X (or iOS, etc)?

I use a nice (free) process manager called ATMonitor for Mac OS X that has a lot of cool hidden features... one of which is being able to click on a running process.. and set the "renice" from +20 ...
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ulimit -s not working on OSX Snow Leopard

I'm trying to raise the upper level of user processes on my machine. ulimit -s doesn't seem to do a thing: I've also tried launchctl limit with the same results. Don't know what else to do :S
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How to sandbox (or monitor) a process on OSX

I'm running a piece of OCR software [with gui, etc] on OSX that watches a folder and OCRs PDFs that are put in there. Occasionally the process starts behaving poorly and consumes a huge amount of ...
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Fork-bomb Protection on OS X - Limit processes with ulimit?

Got introduced to the fascinating world of UNIX about a year ago, but after, for lack of a better expression, "the waste-matter colliding with the rapidly spinning blades" today as a result of my ...
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Is there an equivalent command for 'init.d/networking restart' in OS X

From time to time, I've encountered issues with OS X clients' network connections (Wired and Wireless, Leopard/Snow Leopard) where nothing will fix the issue, until you reboot. Is there a ...
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How to kill an “exiting” process on OS X (state = E)

I have a process on my Mac OS X system which is in state E ("The process is trying to exit."): % ps auwwwxc | grep -si JavaApplicationS sbwoodside 84547 0.0 0.0 0 0 ?? E ...
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Getting full path of executables in ps auxwww output

Consider the following lines from a "ps auxwww" output: USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TT STAT STARTED TIME COMMAND root 4262 0.0 0,1 76592 1104 s005 Ss 10:02am ...
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How to sort ps output by process start time?

Is there a way to sort ps output by process start time, so newest are either at the top or bottom ? On Linux ? On SysV5 ? On Mac ?
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how to get process file name from PID in MacOS?

Is it possible to get a file name of a process using PID? ps displays a lot of useful information about a process, but not a hint about a process executable file location.