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  1. #1

    Red face Terminal Process Watch

    Is there any way to run a command in the terminal to have a live list of the commands that are running behind the screen?

    Though I guess it's gonna be so messy; then I guess I'll need something to see the live commands behind a specific program's screen. (for example one of the things I want to see is the command that is behind "run" under a very specific configuration in Quanta, or the commands behind a Thunderbird's extension).


    Is it too silly to want that?

  2. #2
    ab@novell.com NNTP User

    Default Re: Terminal Process Watch

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    For a lot of system call information see 'strace' but yes, it's very
    ugly until you get decent at it.

    If nothing else try running the app from the command line so any
    stdout/stderr info goes to the command line. This will often show
    commands you want to see.

    Good luck.





    rezakhs wrote:
    | Is there any way to run a command in the terminal to have a live list of
    | the commands that are running behind the screen?
    |
    | Though I guess it's gonna be so messy; then I guess I'll need something
    | to see the live commands behind a specific program's screen. (for
    | example one of the things I want to see is the command that is behind
    | "run" under a very specific configuration in Quanta, or the commands
    | behind a Thunderbird's extension).
    |
    |
    | Is it too silly to want that?
    |
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    Default Re: Terminal Process Watch

    Run 'top' in a console to see every process is going on your system. You can watch live what's behind the scene: pid cpu usage memory and so on

  4. #4

    Default Re: Terminal Process Watch

    Thanks both of you! :-)

  5. #5
    Kevin Nathan NNTP User

    Default Re: Terminal Process Watch

    On Sat, 19 Jul 2008 22:06:03 GMT
    rezakhs <rezakhs@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    >Thanks both of you! :-)
    >


    Also try:

    ps aux

    and see

    man ps

    for more options . . .


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