identifying what's running ( was Re: [Novalug] "10 Linux commands you've never used" article)
karhunhammas at Lserv.com
Tue Feb 20 12:59:24 EST 2007
On Tue, 20 Feb 2007, donjr wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-02-20 at 10:45 -0500, luigi12081 at cox.net wrote:
>> I use pstree all the time! Super useful piped to less.
> While pstree has a nice output, I normally use:
> ps xaf
> as it conveys more information to me.
That brings up a question I've been wanting a way to
If I run such a command -- or just open the GUI system
monitor and click on Processes -- I normally find innumerable
things going on that I don't know straight up about. Not even,
for instance, whether to use "man" or something (what?) else in
order to find out what they are or what they do -- least of all
to find a first approximation in plain English, such as "runs
your terminal" or "runs one of the tabs on your terminal" for the
admittedly obvious "gnome-terminal" and its subattendant entries.
Is there a panacea? Or a memorable rule of thumb for
deciding what to try first?
Beartooth Neo-Redneck, Linux Evangelist
More information about the Novalug