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Cindy-Sue Causey wrote:
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> As an aside, I sent "ps aux" to a text file to easily view that first
> column. The file's only 165 lines long yet the PID column's last
> sequentially numbered entry at that second was "28909". That makes me
> curious as to how those are assigned. Were there that many processes
> that opened then closed when finished, or are there classes of PIDs
> that things fall into, or..... :)

  PIDs are assigned when a new process is started, 
the range is between 0 and 32K with 0 and 1 being 
used by systemd or whatever init you are using.

  top is an interesting command to use along with
ps.


  songbird