[sf-lug] ps -A | grep timidity

Bill Kendrick nbs at sonic.net
Tue Sep 25 19:35:32 PDT 2007

On Tue, Sep 25, 2007 at 01:29:35PM -0700, Christian Einfeldt wrote:
> There are also some graphical user programs that will show you the system
> usage.  It varies from distro to distro.  Which distro are you using?

ksysguard under KDE (e.g., on Kubuntu) is a pretty nice graphical 'top'.
You can filter, see processes as a tree (child/parent relationships, etc.).

Also, from the command line, instead of:

  ps aux | grep foo
  [figure out foo's pid]
  kill pid

you can often just do:

  killall foo

(Kill it/them by name, rather than numeric process ID/IDs)

bill at newbreedsoftware.com

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