[lug] Finding out who started a process?

Tim Fredrick fredrick at acd.ucar.edu
Thu Dec 14 12:25:27 MST 2000

There's an interesting little graphical "ps" utility called "xps"
It's shows a tree starting from the "init" process showing what
process spawned what.  And you can click on the various processes
to manage them (renice, kill, etc.).

The utility is from


(there was a paper on it at the LISA-2000 conference).

Hope that helps!  --Tim Fredrick (fredrick at acd.ucar.edu)

> Hello,
> Is there a way to find out what processes started another?  I
> just discovered a process started at boot-up that I want to 
> disable, but can't figure out what started it.  All I can do
> right now is kill it afterwards.
> Thanks,
> Scott
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