Managing System Information, Processes, and Performance in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: September 2014

Managing System Processes Task Map

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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 2–2 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.