procps-ng – System and process monitoring utilities

The procps package contains a set of system utilities that provide
system information. Procps includes ps, free, skill, pkill, pgrep,
snice, tload, top, uptime, vmstat, pidof, pmap, slabtop, w, watch
and pwdx.
The ps command displays a snapshot of running processes. The top command
provides a repetitive update of the statuses of running processes.
The free command displays the amounts of free and used memory on your
system. The skill command sends a terminate command (or another
specified signal) to a specified set of processes. The snice
command is used to change the scheduling priority of specified
processes. The tload command prints a graph of the current system
load average to a specified tty. The uptime command displays the
current time, how long the system has been running, how many users
are logged on, and system load averages for the past one, five,
and fifteen minutes. The w command displays a list of the users
who are currently logged on and what they are running. The watch
program watches a running program. The vmstat command displays
virtual memory statistics about processes, memory, paging, block
I/O, traps, and CPU activity. The pwdx command reports the current
working directory of a process or processes.

Change Log:

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 GMT - Jan Rybar <> - 3.3.15-3.1
- pidof: new option to show kernel worker threads
- Resolves: rhbz#1919284

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 GMT - Jan Rybar <> - 3.3.15-3
- pgrep: uid/gid conversion overflow
- vmstat: align manpage with procfs wording
- watch: manpage presumes NTP on system
- Resolves: rhbz#1827731
- Resolves: rhbz#1829920
- Resolves: rhbz#1583669

Tue, 14 Apr 2020 GMT - Jan Rybar <> - 3.3.15-2
- pidof: show kernel workers
- gating activated
- Resolves: rhbz#1803640


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