Process control and scheduling

Viewing processes

You have several options for viewing processes:

Viewing all processes

In the Process Manager, select View -> All. This is the default view, so this selection is useful if you have changed the view and you want to return to the default.

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Viewing processes by attributes

In the Process Manager, make one of the following selections:

To view processes associated with: Select:
a specific user View->By User
a specific terminal View->By Tty
a specific process ID View->By Pid

NOTE: The Process Manager exits if it is running in background when you view processes using tty(1).

To view processes by a set of extended attributes, select View -> Attributes. The extended attributes are shown in ``Process attributes'' You also have the option of clicking on buttons that select a set of attributes (a Default is automatically selected), including Ownership.

Select an attribute in the ``Available'' column and click on the Add button. To remove an attribute from your view, select it from the ``Selected'' column and click on the Remove button. To search for a specific attribute, enter it in the ``Search for:'' field.

Process attributes

Attribute Definition
Ruser real user ID
Tty controlling port number
Group group name
Pid process ID number
Ppid parent process ID number
Nice nice(1) value
Time cumulative execution time for the process
Pcpu percentage of CPU time used
Vsize virtual memory size in kilobytes
Pgid parent group ID number
Etime time elapsed since the process started
Args command name with its arguments
User user name
Command command being run (no arguments)

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Viewing/finding processes by attribute values

In the Process Manager, select View -> Attribute_Filter, or to find a specific process, select Process -> Find Attribute.

  1. Select the desired attribute from the displayed list.

  2. Click on the desired relation (Equal to can be selected with either of the Less than or Greater than buttons.

  3. Enter the desired value.

  4. When using the Find Attribute selection, use the Find Next or Find All buttons. With the Attribute filter selection, click on the Enable Filter button. If this button is left selected, it will affect the view for all subsequent sessions.

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Sorting processes

In the Process Manager, select View -> Sort.

Select the desired sort attribute from the list, then click on a button to select Increasing or Decreasing order. The None button disables ordering.

Customizing the Process Manager display

You can easily customize the information displayed by the Process Manager by selecting Options -> Customize Attributes. The default display includes the process ID, user name, tty, and command name. You can add or delete fields as desired.

Change the following:

Enter the values for ``Label'' and ``Width'' fields; use the pull-down list for ``Attribute'' and ``Type''.

To change the set of available attributes, see ``Viewing processes by attributes''.

To reset to the default field widths, use the Defaults button.

Click on Apply to update the display.

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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 22 April 2004