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Process tree
Learn how to count processes, see the access permissions and memory regions for a particular process, and more in this tutorial.

Make Peace With Your Processes: Part 5

In previous articles in this series, we’ve whet our whistles with a quick look at the Process Table and pseudo filesystems, and we talked about /dev and /proc. Now let’s explore a few useful but unrelated command lines, which may save the day at some point. Counting Processes You might be concerned...
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process tree
Learn how to use the ps command to identify parent and child processes.

Make Peace With Your Processes: Part 3

In parts 1 and 2 of this series, I introduced the ps command and provided tips on how to harness some of its many options to find out which processes are running on your system. Now, picture a scene in which you want to check for the parents of a process, which I’ll look at more closely in a...
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process tree
Learn to manage your system processes with the powerful ps command.

Make Peace With Your Processes: Part 2

In this article, we continue our look at processes and go back to school for a moment, where we’ll pick up some of the basics that will help us increase our knowledge later. We will (very loosely) mimic the Process Tree output that we saw in the previous article with just the ps command. You might...
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Peaceful process
Learn more about your system processes with the ps command.

Make Peace With Your Processes: Part 1

A fundamental design feature of Unix-like operating systems is that many of a system’s resources are accessible via the filesystem, as a file. For example the “procfs” pseudo-filesystem offers us access to all kinds of valuable treasures. In this series of articles, I’ll provide an overview of your...
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