Reading What do the brackets around processes mean? I understand that the executable name is printed. Linux ps man page: Sometimes the process args will be unavailable; when this happens, ps will ...
I had issued the ps -ef|grep java command and this is one of the entries that I got : subhrcho 875 803 0 Jan23 pts/5 00:02:27 [java] <defunct> What is <defunct> implying here ? ...
A part of the output from the ps -ef command is given below : UID PID PPID C STIME TTY TIME CMD root 1 0 0 2012 ? 00:00:01 init  root 2 ...
What is the difference between ps and top command ? I see that both can display information about running processes . Which one should be used when ?
I want to check out the source code for commands such as ps. It seems to be impossible to search LXR (linux.no) for "ps". Where do I find it?