Commands tagged ps (69)

  • Finding high memory usage report in human readable format. Show Sample Output


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    ps -eo size,pid,user,command --sort -size |awk '{hr[1024**2]="GB";hr[1024]="MB";for (x=1024**3; x>=1024; x/=1024){if ($1>=x){printf ("%-6.2f %s ", $1/x, hr[x]);break}}}{printf ("%-6s %-10s ", $2, $3)}{for (x=4;x<=NF;x++){printf ("%s ",$x)} print ("\n")}'
    rockon · 2012-11-27 04:29:08 7
  • Using the output of 'ps' to determine CPU usage is misleading, as the CPU column in 'ps' shows CPU usage per process over the entire lifetime of the process. In order to get *current* CPU usage (without scraping a top screen) you need to pull some numbers from /proc/stat. Here, we take two readings, once second apart, determine how much IDLE time was spent across all CPUs, divide by the number of CPUs, and then subtract from 100 to get non-idle time. Show Sample Output


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    NUMCPUS=`grep ^proc /proc/cpuinfo | wc -l`; FIRST=`cat /proc/stat | awk '/^cpu / {print $5}'`; sleep 1; SECOND=`cat /proc/stat | awk '/^cpu / {print $5}'`; USED=`echo 2 k 100 $SECOND $FIRST - $NUMCPUS / - p | dc`; echo ${USED}% CPU Usage
    toxick · 2012-10-02 03:57:51 1
  • top accecpts a comma separated list of PIDs.


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    top -p $(pgrep -d , foo)
    michelsberg · 2012-06-27 20:59:09 0
  • Like command 10870, but no need for sed


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    top '-p' $(pgrep -d ' -p ' foo)
    __ · 2012-06-27 18:32:03 3
  • pgrep foo may return several pids for process foobar footy01 etc. like this: 11427 12576 12577 sed puts "-p " in front and we pass a list to top: top -p 11427 -p 12576 -p 12577


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    top $(pgrep foo | sed 's|^|-p |g')
    michelsberg · 2012-06-14 15:13:00 0
  • Like the original version except it does not include the parent apache process or the grep process and adds "sudo" so it can be run by user.


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    ps h --ppid $(cat /var/run/apache2.pid) | awk '{print"-p " $1}' | xargs sudo strace
    colinmollenhour · 2012-03-21 01:59:41 0
  • exec -a $NAME $COMMAND $ARGS `your_cmd -erase_all_files` is the real process, but harmless-looking getty appears in the process table. Never actually had a need to do this, but interesting nonetheless... Tested in bash, dash. -a $NAME "pass NAME as the zeroth argument to COMMAND", i.e. customise the name of the process (as commonly seen with `ps`) Show Sample Output


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    exec -a "/sbin/getty 38400 tty7" your_cmd -erase_all_files
    mhs · 2012-02-01 10:54:03 2
  • Kill all process that concide whit PATTERN Show Sample Output


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    ps -fea | grep PATTERN | awk {'print $2'} | xargs kill -9
    k4ch0 · 2012-01-27 20:31:36 0
  • Tested in bash on AIX & Linux, used for WAS versions 6.0 & up. Sorts by node name. Useful when you have vertically-stacked instances of WAS/Portal. Cuts out all the classpath/optional parameter clutter that makes a simple "ps -ef | grep java" so difficult to sort through. Show Sample Output


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    ps -ef | grep [j]ava | awk -F ' ' ' { print $1," ",$2,"\t",$(NF-2),"\t",$(NF-1),"\t",$NF } ' | sort -k4
    drockney · 2012-01-05 16:05:48 0

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    sudo ps aux --sort:rss | awk '{print $2"\t"$11": "$6/1024" MB"}' | column -t | less
    threv · 2011-12-08 17:23:18 0

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    ps -p pid -o logname |tail -1
    grep · 2011-11-21 01:33:02 0
  • Gets the current system user running a process with the specified pid Show Sample Output


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    ps aux | grep PID | grep -v 'grep' | awk '{ print $1 }'
    nssy · 2011-11-05 04:53:29 0
  • Same as previous but compatible with BSD/IPSO


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    ps ewwo command PID | tr ' ' '\n' | grep \=
    egreSS · 2011-09-15 12:07:46 0
  • (separator = $IFS)


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    ps aux | sort -nk 6
    totti · 2011-08-16 11:04:45 0

  • -1
    ps aux | awk {'sum+=$3;print sum'} | tail -n 1
    tailot · 2011-07-16 16:16:59 0

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    alias cps="ps -u root U `whoami` --forest -o pid,stat,tty,user,command |ccze -m ansi"
    crisidev · 2011-07-13 21:00:06 0

  • -1
    ps -C apache o pid= | sed 's/^/-p /' | xargs strace
    depesz · 2011-03-15 08:46:33 0
  • This one-liner will use strace to attach to all of the currently running apache processes output and piped from the initial "ps auxw" command into some awk. Show Sample Output


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    ps auxw | grep sbin/apache | awk '{print"-p " $2}' | xargs strace
    px · 2011-03-14 21:45:22 7
  • faster ;) but your idea is really cool


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    ps -ef | grep c\\ommand
    ioggstream · 2011-01-04 11:43:14 0
  • Using ps options rather than filtering. Show Sample Output


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    ps -o user,%cpu,%mem,command
    unixmonkey4200 · 2010-12-08 10:35:25 1
  • Grabs the cmdline used to execute the process, and the environment that the process is being run under. This is much different than the 'env' command, which only lists the environment for the shell. This is very useful (to me at least) to debug various processes on my server. For example, this lets me see the environment that my apache, mysqld, bind, and other server processes have. Here's a function I use: aa_ps_all () { ( cd /proc && command ps -A -opid= | xargs -I'{}' sh -c 'test $PPID -ne {}&&test -r {}/cmdline&&echo -e "\n[{}]"&&tr -s "\000" " "<{}/cmdline&&echo&&tr -s "\000\033" "\nE"<{}/environ|sort&&cat {}/limits' ); } From my .bash_profile at http://www.askapache.com/linux-unix/bash_profile-functions-advanced-shell.html Show Sample Output


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    cd /proc&&ps a -opid=|xargs -I+ sh -c '[[ $PPID -ne + ]]&&echo -e "\n[+]"&&tr -s "\000" " "<+/cmdline&&echo&&tr -s "\000\033" "\nE"<+/environ|sort'
    AskApache · 2010-10-22 02:34:33 3
  • While going through the source code for the well known ps command, I read about some interesting things.. Namely, that there are a bunch of different fields that ps can try and enumerate for you. These are fields I was not able to find in the man pages, documentation, only in the source. Here is a longer function that goes through each of the formats recognized by the ps on your machine, executes it, and then prompts you whether you would like to add it or not. Adding it simply adds it to an array that is then printed when you ctrl-c or at the end of the function run. This lets you save your favorite ones and then see the command to put in your .bash_profile like mine at : http://www.askapache.com/linux-unix/bash_profile-functions-advanced-shell.html Note that I had to do the exec method below in order to pause with read. t () { local r l a P f=/tmp/ps c='command ps wwo pid:6,user:8,vsize:8,comm:20' IFS=' '; trap 'exec 66 exec 66 $f && command ps L | tr -s ' ' >&$f; while read -u66 l >&/dev/null; do a=${l/% */}; $c,$a k -${a//%/} -A; yn "Add $a" && P[$SECONDS]=$a; done } Show Sample Output


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    for p in `ps L|cut -d' ' -f1`;do echo -e "`tput clear;read -p$p -n1 p`";ps wwo pid:6,user:8,comm:10,$p kpid -A;done
    AskApache · 2010-10-12 06:42:10 1

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    pgrep -c cat
    ioggstream · 2010-09-24 22:42:12 0

  • -3
    ps -axgu | cut -f1 -d' ' | sort -u
    dfaulkner · 2010-07-07 12:29:46 0
  • Shows a list of users that currently running processes are executing as. YMMV regarding ps and it's many variants. For example, you might need: ps -axgu | cut -f1 -d' ' | sort -u Show Sample Output


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    ps -eo user | sort -u
    dfaulkner · 2010-07-07 12:28:44 0
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