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    show all running processes

    Hi. is there a keyboard shortcut to show list of all running processess. ie what ctrl alt delete does in windows xp.
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    Re: show all running processes

    Quote Originally Posted by irish66 View Post
    Hi. is there a keyboard shortcut to show list of all running processess. ie what ctrl alt delete does in windows xp.
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    In a terminal window, you can enter
    Code:
    top
    or
    Code:
    ps aux
    Just idle curiosity, or is there a reason for your query?
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    Re: show all running processes

    Quote Originally Posted by irish66 View Post
    Hi. is there a keyboard shortcut to show list of all running processess. ie what ctrl alt delete does in windows xp.
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    See the other replies about top and ps, but I believe you could assign a keyboard combination to launch the System Monitor application, which is somewhat similar to the Windows Task Manager.

    Here are two good articles (1,2) on how to do that.

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    Re: show all running processes

    Wow. talk about quick responses. Yep, it was related to ldc++ running. but not showing on screen. I wanted to use an "end task" option.
    Those commands you gave me seem to be to show running processess in text form. I guess what i really want is to be able to stop a program running.
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    Re: show all running processes

    ps aux | grep programname
    kill pidnumber

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    Re: show all running processes

    Thanks everybody
    so bin, if i wanted to kill firefox, would it be
    ps aux | grep firefox
    kill pidnumber

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    Re: show all running processes

    Quote Originally Posted by irish66 View Post
    Thanks everybody
    so bin, if i wanted to kill firefox, would it be
    ps aux | grep firefox
    kill pidnumber
    Sample :

    xxxx@ubuntu:~/compiz/stackswitch$ ps aux | grep firefox
    xxxx 18215 11.5 5.2 277244 108540 ? Sl 03:20 2:38 /usr/lib/firefox-3.1b2pre/firefox-3.1

    kill 18215 or sudo kill 18215

    you may need sudo at some programs

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    Re: show all running processes

    Thank you. That seems like a lot of writing though.
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    Re: show all running processes

    actually system moniter is fine. Thank you.Mr wilson.
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    Re: show all running processes

    Quote Originally Posted by irish66 View Post
    actually system moniter is fine. Thank you.Mr wilson.
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    My pleasure! We're here to help you as best we can.

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