We've already talked about so many of the topics in
this chapter, here or there, that it may seem like a real hodgepodge.
It's a grab-bag of important things to know about
processes -- which you can think of as programs that are actually
running, rather than sitting on the disk somewhere.
The chapter starts out with a couple of conceptual articles. They
define some important terms that you're likely to
encounter in this chapter.
Then we talk about the ps command, which tells you
what processes you have running and just what they are up to
(Section 24.5, Section 24.6,
The next few articles cover signals, which are one way processes
communicate with one another. We cover topics like:
We go from there to a more general discussion of ways to kill