The rm terminal command is being invoked (by an app, not through terminal), and the process has been running for a while at 100%.

Here it is in Activity Monitor:

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Why is it seemingly stuck working so hard? Is there a way to see if it is logging any errors?

I have been having this issue with rm ever since upgrading to APFS with 10.13 High Sierra. I just installed VMWare Fusion, so previous issues with rm were due to something else.

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    Maybe it is the terminal command? Check to see if the full command path is shown with ps -e 1904 Nov 1, 2017 at 22:02
  • @DanFrei I updated the question with the results. Nov 2, 2017 at 14:12
  • yeah, that is the terminal command.
    – dwightk
    Nov 2, 2017 at 15:00
  • Please, type ps -elxww 1904 and insert output in your OQ.
    – dan
    Nov 2, 2017 at 17:22
  • 1
    Look at /usr/bin/sudo opensnoop -p 1904.
    – dan
    Nov 2, 2017 at 17:23


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