Background processes running on ubantu

Ioannis Vranos ioannis.vranos at
Mon Jan 30 20:37:08 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 10:28 PM, Ioannis Vranos
<ioannis.vranos at> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 8:45 PM, Shashank Ghoti
> <shashank.ghoti at> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I have 5 processes running in the background. What is the command to  see
>> only running background processes (in my case 5 processes)? i have tried
>> through ps.
>> Can anybody help me to know exact command for that?
> I think you are looking for jobs.
> --
> Ioannis Vranos

To see all your processes, you may type

ps x


ps ux

"x" when NOT used with "a": display all Your processes
"x" when used with "a": displays all users processes

"u": displays the users of the processes.

Ioannis Vranos

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