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Ragni Singh
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number of processes

What command do I run to tell the number of processes on a system. Not number of processes running but # of proceeses on a system. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
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A. Clay Stephenson
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Re: number of processes

If I understand your question,

system (or kmtune, if 11x) | grep -i nproc
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Helen French
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Mark Greene_1
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Re: number of processes

This will give you the total number of processes:

ps -ef |wc -l

many of which will be system processes, not user processes, and most of which will not be running at the time you capture the list

HTH
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