One of the key tasks you need to complete is to manage the processes running on the Linux systems you support. In this part of this chapter we’re going to review how to do this. We’re going to discuss the following topics:
• Starting system processes
• Viewing running processes
• Prioritizing processes
• Managing foreground and background processes
• Ending a running process
• Keeping a process running after logout
Let’s begin by learning how to start processes.
There are two basic ways to start a process on a Linux system. For a user process, you simply enter the command or script name at the shell prompt. For example, to run the vi program, you simply enter vi at the shell prompt. When you ...