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Oracle Solaris Administration: Common Tasks     Oracle Solaris 11 Information Library
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About This Book

1.  Locating Information About Oracle Solaris Commands

2.  Managing User Accounts and Groups (Overview)

3.  Managing User Accounts and Groups (Tasks)

4.  Booting and Shutting Down an Oracle Solaris System

5.  Working With Oracle Configuration Manager

6.  Managing Services (Overview)

7.  Managing Services (Tasks)

8.  Using the Fault Manager

9.  Managing System Information (Tasks)

10.  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

11.  Monitoring System Performance (Tasks)

12.  Managing Software Packages (Tasks)

13.  Managing Disk Use (Tasks)

14.  Scheduling System Tasks (Tasks)

15.  Setting Up and Administering Printers by Using CUPS (Tasks)

16.  Managing the System Console, Terminal Devices, and Power Services (Tasks)

17.  Managing System Crash Information (Tasks)

18.  Managing Core Files (Tasks)

19.  Troubleshooting System and Software Problems (Tasks)

20.  Troubleshooting Miscellaneous System and Software 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 10-3 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.