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Managing System Information, Processes, and Performance in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: August 2021

How to Control Processes

  1. Obtain the process ID of the process that you want to control.
    $ pgrep process

    The process ID displayed in the first column of the output.

  2. If you do not own the process, assume the root role.
    $ su root
    root password: password
  3. Use the appropriate process command to control the process.
    # /usr/bin/pcommand PID

    The process command that you want to run. For a description of all the process commands, see Using the /proc File System and Commands.


    The process ID.

  4. Verify the process status.
    # ps -ef | grep PID