4. Managing Processes

Linux provides powerful tools for controlling the execution of your programs. Some of the most important tools are presented in this chapter.

Contents of this chapter:

  • disown (detach a job from the shell)
  • kill (terminate a process)
  • ps (list running processes)
  • pstree (display a tree of processes)
  • shutdown (halt or reboot the system)
  • sudo (execute a command as root)