Tag: ps

Linux: Running Processes Display UID instead of Username

Running the command ps to display a list of currently running processes may display a UID instead of the username. There is a reasonable explanation for that. An example command may look like this May return something like 501 28373 15080 0 … You may have expected a return like thisismyuser 28373 15080 0 … This behavior occurs because: Why…

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Linux: Count the number of processes running.

There was a need to determine the number of processes that was running on a Linux installation, specifically CentOS 5.6. I can’t find the source of this again, however, did use Google to find this information. Anyway, here is the command line needed. This command returned the desired results. The result will be a number, the number of processes that…

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