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Chapter 4. Processes

Next to files, processes are the most important things on a UNIX/Linux system. In this chapter, we will take a closer look at those processes. We will learn more about:

  • Multi-user processing and multi-tasking

  • Process types

  • Controlling processes with different signals

  • Process attributes

  • The life cycle of a process

  • System startup and shutdown

  • SUID and SGID

  • System speed and response

  • Scheduling processes

  • The Vixie cron system

  • How to get the most out of your system

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