Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Unix ps command for Mac OS apps - macOS Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Unix ps command for Mac OS apps macrules101 Posted: February 28, 2004 11:10PM in macOS edited January 2014 When i run the ps command through unix it only shows up all current proceses in the unix shell. How can i get this to encompass all of mac os processes?is this even posible?thanksBTW: Mac Rules!!! Comments Reply 1 of 6 ghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member February 29, 2004 1:04AM ps -axEnjoy. Reply 2 of 6 whisper Posts: 735member February 29, 2004 1:18AM The ps man page says something about it only displaying processes attached to a terminal. Typing "top" will give you info about OSX processes though. Reply 3 of 6 whisper Posts: 735member February 29, 2004 1:40AM Quote:Originally posted by Brad ps -axEnjoy. Cool! I didn't know about that Reply 4 of 6 scott Posts: 7,431member February 29, 2004 7:30AM >man ps Reply 5 of 6 noleli2 Posts: 129member February 29, 2004 9:39AM If you really want to see just OS X apps, assuming you keep them where you're supposed to, you can just pipe a grep into ps:Code:ps -ax | grep Applications Reply 6 of 6 ghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member February 29, 2004 11:31AM Ok just to point out... You don't need the "-" with the ps commands you have listed with bash. ps ax(and for memory usage)ps auxHowever if you want the same output as ps ax only just the process names (not the directorys) you need the "-" and the command is "ps -A"This is just because of ps's different style of options..."ps - [letters]" are Unix98 style options."ps [letters]" are BSD-style options. Which I guess is OSX style too. "ps --[words]" are GNU style options.All get the job done... so it is up to you.. Sign In or Register to comment.