An instance of a running computer program.

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Process starting under linux

Is there any way to start a process on a linux computer if I have ftp connection or network connection?
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Windows (Server) prioritize network or disks possible

I have two questions: Can I prioritize a network share to some maximal download speed? Or does windows automatically slow them down when the system is doing heavy IO? Independently from that ...
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Where does the name in the “COMMAND” field of `ps aux` come from?

I understand it displays the command with arguments, or when unavailable the command in square brackets. But where do the names come from for processes such as passenger worker ruby instances, which ...
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IIS, application domains, pools, processes and threads, high level understand

Was hoping if someone could be all these things into perpective for me. This is to better understand operatig systems in general, but also specifically how it applies to IIS. How to application ...
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how to kill a zombie process?

I got a two processes during the network drive failure. 1 D 0 1199 1 0 80 0 - 19101 wait_o pts/21 00:00:01 rsync 1 Z 0 1226 1199 0 80 0 - 0 exit pts/21 00:00:00 rsync ...
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Checking if process has not been running for a certain period of time

What's good "ghetto process monitor" without installing any additional software besides cron and some standard UNIX tools? I.e. check in a shell script if a certain process has died and been dead for ...
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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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Java subprocess running from IIS6 returns exit value 128 and no stdout/stderr

I'm working on setting up a new server in a testing environment and almost everything works, but Java can't seem to create a new process. Short version of the architecture: Windows 2003, IIS6, ...
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How can I version controll my F5 Big-IP LTM load balancer configs while allowing changes via iControl or the web interface

Currently we use F5 Big-IP LTMs (IP load balancers) in our environment for load balancing. We have an existing process for making changes to LTM configs and pushing them out. I'm trying to figure out ...
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Determine process using a port, without sudo

I'd like to find out which process (in particular, the process id) is using a given port. The one catch is, I don't want to use sudo, nor am I logged in as root. The processes I want this to work for ...
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In Linux, how to temporarly freeze a user?

On a mis-configured or buggy network filer (NFS NAS) writing a large file can cause the filer to freeze. For diagnostics I need to be able to: Suspend (or in other words temporary freeze) all ...
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Server super slow, RAM & Swap 100% used, ClamAV problem?

My Ubuntu 10.04 server is down since this morning. When I restart it, I can use it for a couple of minutes then the RAM and Swap get full, and SSH doesn't answer. It seems ClamAV is part of the ...
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Do Nginx performe better on Linux compared to Apache?

Apache vs Nginx are compared performance wise since Apache is based on threads (for each new connection a new thread) and nginx is based on process (for each new connection to the server a new ...
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Apache process keeps running after closing browser

When I run a PHP script through browser ( HTTP connection) the PID is printed for debugging, but when this request is closed by clicking the browser's Stop button, or closing this browser tab, I still ...
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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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Which process creating cracker files?

A large number of cracker files with name FOO** are created by some of the process. I executed following command to found culprit process lsof -f -F /tmp/* But didn't found anything useful. Is ...
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9 apache processes running on the same server: is it normal?

I noticed that my Ubuntu 10.04 server got incredibly slow. It seems there was a problem with nTop using most of the memory. I could uninstall it after restarting the server, as it was unresponsive ...
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User Process Tracking, what is this? Numerous alerts with FastCGI

I have a CentOS VPS on Knownhost.com. I am using it to host one Wordpress site, that currently doesn't have any traffic (not launched yet). I was getting these process tracking emails (7 different ...
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Windows 2003/2008 terminal server, Application using 95-100% CPU when crashed, auto kill process?

We are currently hosting two terminal servers for our users to connect to via Citrix Metaframe. One of the applications we host there is an inhouse application that was programmed a long time ago, ...
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How can I ensure a process is always running under any interactive logons on a specific workstation?

Spinning this question off of http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5627404/how-can-i-have-a-service-run-a-process-under-the-current-users-session/5627612#5627612... I have a service, written in C#, ...
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What can be used to prevent the termination/killing of a process, even by the root user?

Is there a security framework or general tool that can be used to ensure that a certain process started at boot in Linux cannot be terminated by any user or other process, including the root user?
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How to find apache PID for child processes on windows?

I have several apache instances and need a way of accurately associating each process with a given configuration for performance monitoring, setting processor affinity, etc. These actions against ...
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Nginx making request to /ping every second?

I'm having this problem where when I start up nginx it starts sending/receiving traffic at a rate of 1 GET request every second from nginx on port 80 to /ping, but I can't track down what is causing ...
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Show a user a list of processes and who's running them

I just got tasked with a particularly nasty project. I come up with what is undoubtedly a horrible way to get it done so I thought I would put the project out there and see if anyone had any insight. ...
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What do negative numbers under TIME+ in htop mean?

What do the red negative numbers I'm seeing displayed in htop mean? Should I be worried?
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Hiding other users' processes on top

I'm running a Debian server and giving out shell access for a handful of friends. I'd like to hide the running processes from those normal users, so that for example top only shows their own ...
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Client PCs take turn on network-spamming our domain controller - rundll32.exe seem to be the culprit

at my small office we've stumbled upon a strange problem which have started during today. It all started with our network seeming sluggish and unresponsive - user's complained about slow connection ...
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Best way to kill Zombie and D state processes in linux

What is the best way to kill Zombie processes and D state process by single command.
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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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Start processes at the same time

I have written a bash script which inturn needs to run around 130 Perl scripts. #!/bin/bash perl file1.pl & perl file2.pl & perl file3.pl & .... .... perl file130.pl & The above ...
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how can i know the maximum allowed number of forks for a process in ubuntu?

I am using PROCESS CONTROL in PHP to create forks. my server's operating system is Ubuntu. How can i know what is the capacity of my server in handling those forks? is there a limit? and if so, can i ...
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finding the bottleneck

I have a process running that is opening TIF files. Each TIF file is just one regular page and they are maybe 100 kB each. Every time he opens a TIF file it tries to read a barcode in a specific area ...
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Proper web server setup

I just got myself a slicehost basic slice to play around with so I can learn how to setup web-servers. I have Ubuntu 10.04.2 installed on the server. I was able to successfully get the server up and ...
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how to detect a process which is continuosly eating the disk space

on our linux system (suse), one of the partition is nfs-mounted and some process is continuously eating the disk space in it, leaving behind zero bytes to write. How can I figure out this process or ...
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throw memory to a process

I have a process that inserts 10 million records into a mysql db and is running on a linux box with (4 * 2.13GHz processors + 4 gigs of Memory ). Right now it takes ~2 hours to complete and I'm not ...
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Post-installation process of PostgreSQL 8.4 in FreeBSD?

I have installed PostgreSQL 8.4 with pkg_add -r postgres84-server. I added 'postgresql_enable="YES"to/etc/rc.conf, and executed/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postgresql initdb`. And when I run psql to start, it ...
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With Powershell, how can I get the id of a process owned by a specific user?

Using Powershell, I want to do the equivalent of Unix ps -auxc | grep Emacs kill -9 364 (Assuming 365 was the pid the first command told me.) How do I do that? I find it incredibly hard to get ...
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Find the PID of a running process in Windows?

I have several copies of a program running. I would like to find the PID for a particular one of these processes. I can identify the window which spawned the process (and there is only one process ...
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Linux: ps -awx vs. ps -awwx

Does anyone know the difference of ps -awx vs. ps -awwx? I'm tracking down some processes, and I see significantly more information when I add an additional "w". Does this work like in other cases ...
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Find a process by name and kill it

So, I want to send a kill to a process, I know it's name ps -ef | grep '_rails master' root 2388 1 0 19:46 ? 00:00:04 unicorn_rails master -c /web/hero/config/unicorn.rb -E ...
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Monitor bandwidth per-process

This has been driving me nuts but my server has been using a highly excessive amount of bandwidth for the last two months, and I can't figure out how/why/where. This month, for example, it's used 210 ...
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How can I can log cpu spikes?

I will be running a custom daemon that could potentially spike the server's cpu? Is there a way to log those spikes with their start and running time?
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how to start a process before windows login screen appears

I am developing a windows login app (Credential Provider) which need SDK licensing service running for face detection and matching. Now I want to know how i can start that license process before login ...
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Windows Detailed Process Information

If I execute the following command via the command line:- wmplayer.exe /play "c:\VIDEO_TS\VIDEO_TS.VOB" Is there any way to get info for the running process from the system that also includes the ...
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change linux process priority

I ran a jar file in Linux and it is running from last 3 days. How can I change priority of that process? Will it speedup my application processing?
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Kill / Run Processes Remotely on Network

We have fairly small windows (XP/7) based network of about 15 machines. I have developed a few software applications that we use internally which are updated regularly. To update the software, the ...
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Django WSGI segfaults when importing setproctitle module

I want to use the python setproctitle module to update the process name of a python WSGI worker process when it starts working on a request. (This is to try to track down what URLs are using all the ...
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Proxy+PHP: filter and process specific proxied requests and responses with PHP scripts

I need to configure a proxy on a machine A in a network X. Then I need to connect a client (smartphone) on this same network X but having the proxy configuration as the one prepared on the machine A. ...
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Windows Server 2003 Process Monitoring and Logging

Can anyone recommend software to monitor and log the processes (CPU, RAM, Disk IO, etc) on a Windows 2003 Server (Like Windows Sysinternals Process Explorer, but with logging)? We have a server that ...
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What can I do when my webserver (Apache/2.2.3 on Centos 5.5) takes longer than 10 seconds to respond to a nagios web request on port 80

Hyperic says there is a zombie process around the same time. How can I figure out what process it is and go from there? It usually happens every day between Midnight and 1AM, but it has occured ...