So I have a server running that runs a few scripts automatically at start-up. They run a few programs that allow you to execute commands from them.

This has been going fine but now I am wondering if it is possible to then look at these instances of programs through a shell. How do I get to the instance running it from my command-line?

I connect via SSH and the server is running a server OS.


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You can see the list of running programs after you ssh by running top or ps.

The set of programs run at startup is usually found in .profile or /etc/profile. If the ssh shell runs bash .bash_profile or .bash_rc or /etc/bashrc may also contain instructions to run the programs.

More detailed information about services is found in sudo service --status-all

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