report a snapshot of the current processes. Useful when trying to determine the status of the running process in a specific moment.

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ps aux for long charactered usernames shows a plus sign

I'm trying to get an output from ps aux so that it looks like: giovanni 28331 4381 0 15:43 ? 00:00:00 sshd: giovanni@pts/1 giovanni 28346 28331 0 15:43 pts/1 00:00:00 -bash ...
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How to make /bin/ps, called with aux as its argument, write to a file?

Is there a command line argument I can pass to /bin/ps -aux to make it write its output to a file? edit: To resimulate my issue: Open firefox Enable developer preferences (or as shortcut install ...
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Why 'nobody' always starts a new `find` program that always consume my memory?

$ ps -elf | grep ... 0 D nobody 27320 27319 2 90 10 - 353471 sleep_ 07:54 ? 00:02:19 /usr/bin/find / -ignore_readdir_race ( -fstype NFS -o -fstype nfs -o -fstype nfs4 -o -fstype afs -o ...
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Find children of the process

is there any way to know, who are children of the specific process ? for example those children which their parent ID is foo ?
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Which is the shortest way to list a running process?

I often need to check if a process is running, so I use one of these: ps aux | grep myprocess ps -Fe | grep myprocess top pgrep myprocess (only shows the PID) pkill myprocess (if I want to kill it) ...
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what is the meaning of ax in ps ax

I know when you type sudo ps ax, that list all of the running process on the system. But want to know what is ax? what ax stand for? Is that abbreviation ?
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How do I find out if a configuration setting is running?

I use a High-DPI monitor on my Lenovo Yoga2 Laptop (like a retina display) so I have to change the overall font-scaling. There are many ways to set the text-scale-factor, for example dconf-editor, I ...
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What does “pts/6” or “?” mean in the output of ps

I am running bitcoin, litecoin, dogecoin, auroracoin and anon coin servers in different ports. When I grep each coin has different configurations as shown below. I can't understand what the question ...
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How to check my niceness?

Is there any way to check my nice lvl? I did try with ps, but for some reason the output does not show the column NI which is meant to show the lvl priority if I'm not wrong. ps -fl -c F S UID ...
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Width of ps output

I have used foreman to export an upstart config. There are a lot of long environment variables so the processes started include some with a long command like: -su -c cd ...
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How to list all the PIDs and names of all the runing processes

I know that there is this command : ps aux to get all info about the running processes .. but I need only the names and ids for these processes , is there any command can list the processes ids or ...
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What's mean “identical to -e” when I use this command: ps -A?

I want to know what this mean. ps -A → Select all processes. Identical to -e. What's mean "Identical to -e."?
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How many Nginx processes should there be?

Just installing Nginx on a fresh ubuntu server 12.04. ps -e | grep nginx at first returned nothing so i ran nginxwhich appeared to get things started. Running ps -e | grep nginx now returns a ...
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What is the meaning of “ps -aef | grep $(pwd)” command?

What is the meaning of this command, what does it do? ps -aef | grep `pwd`
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How can I tell state of program seemingly running

I had Firefox running, then (possibly) as a result of a key combination I don't recall, it quickly vanished from screen and Task Bar/Window List. ps ax | grep firefox returns the below+the unneeded ...
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What do the STAT column values in ps mean?

In the STAT column of ps there are a load of letters that don't really make much sense. What do they mean? Here's an example of ps aux | head: USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT ...