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System Administration Guide: Advanced Administration
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1.  Managing Terminals and Modems (Overview)

2.  Setting Up Terminals and Modems (Tasks)

3.  Managing Serial Ports With the Service Access Facility (Tasks)

4.  Managing System Resources (Overview)

5.  Displaying and Changing System Information (Tasks)

6.  Managing Disk Use (Tasks)

7.  Managing UFS Quotas (Tasks)

8.  Scheduling System Tasks (Tasks)

9.  Managing System Accounting (Tasks)

10.  System Accounting (Reference)

11.  Managing System Performance (Overview)

12.  Managing System Processes (Tasks)

Managing System Processes (Task Map)

Commands for Managing System Processes

Using the ps Command

Using the /proc File System and Commands

Managing Processes With Process Commands (/proc)

How to List Processes

How to Display Information About Processes

How to Control Processes

Terminating a Process (pkill, kill)

How to Terminate a Process (pkill)

How to Terminate a Process (kill)

Debugging a Process (pargs, preap)

Managing Process Class Information (Task Map)

Managing Process Class Information

Changing the Scheduling Priority of Processes (priocntl)

How to Display Basic Information About Process Classes (priocntl)

How to Display the Global Priority of a Process

How to Designate a Process Priority (priocntl)

How to Change Scheduling Parameters of a Timesharing Process (priocntl)

How to Change the Class of a Process (priocntl)

Changing the Priority of a Timesharing Process (nice)

How to Change the Priority of a Process (nice)

Troubleshooting Problems With System Processes

13.  Monitoring System Performance (Tasks)

14.  Troubleshooting Software Problems (Overview)

15.  Managing System Messages

16.  Managing Core Files (Tasks)

17.  Managing System Crash Information (Tasks)

18.  Troubleshooting Miscellaneous Software Problems (Tasks)

19.  Troubleshooting File Access Problems (Tasks)

20.  Resolving UFS File System Inconsistencies (Tasks)

21.  Troubleshooting Software Package Problems (Tasks)


Managing System Processes (Task Map)

For Instructions
List processes.
Use the ps command to list all the processes on a system.
Display information about processes.
Use the pgrep command to obtain the process IDs for processes that you want to display more information about.
Control processes.
Locate processes by using the pgrep command. Then, use the appropriate pcommand (/proc) to control the process. See Table 12-3 for a description of the (/proc) commands.
Kill a process.

Locate a process, either by process name or process ID. You can use either the pkill or kill commands to terminate the process.