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How to keep process running when I lock my Macbook

I'm on macOS 10.13.6. I often need to set a long process running from the terminal, and then lock my Macbook for a while, and I want the process to be still running when the screen is locked. However,...
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OSX - find out what starts a process

I am trying to find out what starts the Autodesk service "AdSSO-v2", which starts together with AutoCAD on my Mac. (I would like to deactivate it because it drains my battery with average CPU usage ...
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CalendarAgent hogs CPU to 100% every time I get network connection

The CalendarAgent service takes all my CPU, every time I get a network connection. This is really annoying in many situations (one example: closing the lid for 2 minutes, change train and open it ...
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How to get the supplementary groups IDs based on PID in Mac OS X?

I have PID of the process and I'd like to determine its supplementary groups. In Linux this informations can be found in /proc directory, or with command ps -o supgrp. However, this directory doesn't ...
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How to detect when a process starts up on macOS?

What I'm trying to do is: kill a process when it starts up. So I would like to find out that how to detect when a process starts up? Or how to block a process or an application from starting up? Any ...
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Generate coredump file with SIP enabled

I've followed the steps to make coredump enable in my machine (mainly by setting ulimit -c unlimited and allow write permissions for all a+x in /cores folder). However, it seems like It doesn't work ...
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Why are my processes asleep when the computer is not?

I have a Mac Mini Server which I use to run uTorrent and Plex. The machine is running, Plex works, and I can ssh in without any trouble. When I run ps aux most of the processes are in "Ss" status, ...
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tccd stuck and taking up lots of cpu

Often when I am using XCode (and sometimes other apps) the tccd process will take up lots of CPU or just get stuck. I find myself more and more having to kill that process (now it happens multiple ...
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What is the purpose of the process RelayUploader in macOS?

There is a running process called "RelayUploader" on a Mac machine. The user associated with that process is "nobody". What is the purpose of this process? Is it something legit or should this process ...
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xClient process consuming CPU — what is it?

Basic question, I can't find anything on Google about it. There's a process that keeps my fans spinning, and consumes about 80% cpu. xClient -- what is it, or how can I find out more about it?
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What is parent process of all the processes in iOS?

Just as in UNIX based system the init process is the parent of all the processes and similarly, the zygote process in Android OS has the sole purpose of launching other processes. What is the name of ...
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Is it normal for 1000 threads to launch on booting up MacBook Pro?

My MacBook Pro is very slow immediately after booting up. Only after 5-6 mins have passed after booting, I am able to launch any application or use my MacBook properly. When I checked processes using "...
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Tracing real-time filesystem calls by process?

I suspect my backupd is performing a full filesystem scan. I can't tell because I don't know how to use Activity Monitor (or something else) to see what directories and files backupd is reading or ...
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How to know what istalld is installing?

Seeing a process named installd on my Mac Air. I know that this is a system process or a daemon (maybe). What it is currently installing when it spikes some CPU %. Tried to sample the process but I ...
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Where does OS X store the list of processes?

Command ps aux displays the list, but where does it get it from - kernel itself or launchd?
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How process hierarchy works in macOS

I'm wondering how Activity Monitor relates these two process if the child (Safari Web Content) doesn't have the ppid of the main one (Safari). pstree, which uses the ppid to organize the tree, shows ...
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What is com.apple.audio.SandboxHelper

I'm trying to troubleshoot speech recognition dodginess. Executing ps -ax | grep audio I get: ps -ax | grep audio 130 ?? 2:40.49 /usr/sbin/coreaudiod 166 ?? 0:00.02 /System/...
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What is “Setup” process on activity monitor?

This process is taking all my bandwidth, but no idea what it's for?
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How to call an external window-app in Scala (or Java) and WAIT for it to be closed? [closed]

I use macOS and, from Scala, I like to call the default text editor on text files. I want the user to be able to edit/modify the file, and be called back / notified in any form when this editing is ...
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Junk log files filling HD

Sometime last night, the directory /private/var/db/uuitext/dsc on my Macbook Pro started filling up with junk files until the HD was completely full. Each one is 40.9MB and has a name of the pattern ...
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How to enable process accounting on macOS

My Macbook Pro occasionally will use up high CPU and freeze after being left idle overnight. How can I enable process accounting so that I can track down the processes that consume most of the CPU?
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How to determine which one process owns particular window

How to know which process or App is responsible for creating/managing a particular window in macOS? In my case I got really cryptic error message, in non modal free floating window. Using message ...
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Safari shows blue dot below Dock icon though it's not in process table [duplicate]

Summary: Safari is running according to the Dock (icon has dot below it, and right-click shows "Force Quit"); however Activity Monitor doesn't show it and ps -ef | grep -i saf returns nothing. ...
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High memory utilisation iPhone6: how to identify greedy apps/processes

My iPhone 6 is constantly at around 98% memory utilisation, even when it is running a bare minimum two or three apps (these figures were obtained from the Lirum Info app). The phone runs noticeably ...
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What is this no-name item in Activity Monitor's Energy tab?

I'm running macOS High Sierra and just noticed a couple of these processes with an icon but no name. See screenshot below.
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Processes in Activity Monitor with gray lettering

Why are there some processes listed in Activity Monitor for applications that I've recently quit? They are displayed in light grey characters under the Energy tab, and the only column with data is the ...
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How to kill Google Drive File Stream process in OSX

How to kill Google Drive File Stream process in OSX? Using sudo kill -9 <PID>, the process appears to keep itself alive. Every time I try to kill it, the PID changes in Activity Monitor.
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Close recent windows of an application

I'm using Selenium in order to control multiple Firefox sessions at the same time. In this context, the OS handles each Firefox window as a different application. I want to build a workflow that'll ...
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Updating High Sierra installation is not progressing further

I'm updating OS X EL Capitan to High Sierra. Today morning I was go on App store and download High Sierra. After downloaded the installer opens automatically and I clicked on "Continue". From apple's ...
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What is the “rm” process in Activity Monitor

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: Why is it seemingly stuck working so ...
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Finding name of a process?

I'm doing a project for school and it involves running a java program which sometimes crashes. In order to kill the unresponsive program, I'll go to my dock, right click on the program and press "...
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Is it possible to identify what the parent program/app is from a running process?

I'm able to find processes using top or ps. That's no problem. Sometimes I find that some processes are taking up a lot of memory or cpu and I'm trying to identify what the root program is. For ...
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What is silhouette?

I have a process called silhouette running on 10.13 (apparently the executable file is located in /usr/libexec/). It is extremely mysterious, I found no information whatsoever on the Internet ...
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How to check processes CPU usage history in macOS

My MacBook Pro ran into something weird this afternoon, it'll freeze for a few seconds every few minutes. I didn't run anything unusual. When I open the Activity Monitor, sometimes I can catch a huge ...
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What is SimStreamProcessorService?

When you click on the battery in the menu bar in OS X it shows you how much battery power you have left. It also shows the processes that are using the most battery power. But last week a process ...
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Getting list of pids and process names

By running ps aux I can get list running processes with command associated with them, e.g. USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TT STAT STARTED TIME COMMAND _windowserver ...
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What process powers the progress bar during initial boot?

I recently learned that launchd was written and used starting with Mac OS X Tiger. Before it's inception the progress bar would actually give useful information about what process was currently being ...
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How to deal with a non responsive app/process?

Firefox does not respond. How can I quit it other than by Force Quit? I can kill it by using the left upper button (X). Is there a better method other than to Force Quit?
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Why use ps -ef check the process every time the pid will change?

I use the ps -ef to check the process, but every time the pid will change, you see the below, 1726-> 1728->... aircraftdeMacBook-Pro:etc ldl$ ps -ef | grep safira 501 1726 527 0 10:14上午 ...
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AppleScript: How to get all window names of processes that share the same title?

The process, RSScriptRunner, represents a currently running script that was triggered by FastScripts.app. (FastScripts does not assign unique process titles to scripts that it triggers.) If one has ...
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Can I use Time Capsule to run programs and processes in the background?

I want to install homebridge onto my Time Capsule, but I was wondering if that is possible. Can I install things and run them on Time Capsule via a Terminal window on my Mac? It would be super helpful ...
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Check Macbook Pro Fan operation speed?

I am having Macbook Retina(13 inches). How can I check whether laptop's fan is working or not?
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I stopped Terminal with “killall -STOP Terminal” how to -CONT it back?

I used terminal for long 3D render overnight. I planned for the rendering to be finished in the morning, but it was finished only half way. To prevent losing the progress and to continue using the ...
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How can I measure execution time on microsecond level?

Is there a way to measure program execution time on microsecond level from Terminal? The standard time command only measures milliseconds which isn't detailed enough for my needs.
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How to stop taskgated on Sierra?

When I just sudo pkill it: sudo pkill taskgated In syslog: Apr 17 12:08:46 genesis com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] (com.apple.taskgated[88619]) <Notice>: Service exited due to signal: Terminated: 15 ...
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Which process knows what applications are open?

I'm trying to find the process that takes care of what applications are open. For example, an app I closed stills shows as open in Dock and Force Quit, so I want to kill/restart that process (which ...
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iOS: Where is /proc/?

Where is /proc/ in iOS? Or rather, why is it absent from the root directory structure? It's typically a crucial interface to the kernel of any UNIX-like operating system; what else is in place to ...
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CalendarAgent continuous error generation in MacOS 10.12.4

After upgrading to MacOS 10.12.4 today, I started getting tons of Error/Fault log message in the Console generated by the CalendarAgent process. Some of the errors are pasted below: error: sql ...
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Why would AppleIDAuthAgent take nearly 100% CPU?

The AppleIDAuthAgent process on my 2007 Mac Pro running OS X 10.7.5 is taking up 95-100 % CPU continuously. I use it whenever I go to work. I also use it as a server. I occasionally pull/push ...
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Does the OS kills resource hungry process automatically if the battery becomes low

I am running virtual box with 2 VMs using MacBook Pro(macOS Sierra). I noticed that the virtualbox is killed whenever the battery charge becomes very less(~ 4%). Does the OS kills it due to low ...