Unix users can view a list of the running processes on the system and learn important information such as the CPU and memory usage of each process.
- [Instructor] In Unix, whenever we run a command, … it launches a program. … And that program contacts the kernel of the operating system … and asset to allocate memory … and resources for it to be able to run its code. … We call that a process. … And the process may be very short-lived … and give the user a really quick response like ls does, … or it might be something that takes a long time. … There can be processes that continue running … throughout the time that you're using the system, … and there may be background processes as well. … In this movie, we're going to learn how to view … and monitor the processes that are running. … We're going to do that using two commands: … the ps command and top. … Ps is short for process status. … Let's look at it first. … If you go to the command line and you type ps, … it'll return a list of the processes … that are your processes, … the one that are running that belong to you … as the logged in user. … You can see that I have only one process running …
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introduction to Unix
2. Files and Directories
3. Ownership and Permissions
4. Commands and Processes
5. Directing Input and Output
6. Configure Your Working Environment
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