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Is there a command in Windows like ps -aux in UNIX?

Is there a command in Windows like ps -aux in UNIX?

In school we are learning to use UNIX with SSH. Is there any way in Windows to get output like the UNIX ps -aux command, without a GUI? I am looking to see program name, PID and other details in a command line interface.

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Guest [Entry]

"I believe you're looking for the tasklist command.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>tasklist /?

TASKLIST [/S system [/U username [/P [password]]]]
[/M [module] | /SVC | /V] [/FI filter] [/FO format] [/NH]

This command line tool displays a list of application(s) and
associated task(s)/process(es) currently running on either a local or
remote system.

Parameter List:
/S system Specifies the remote system to connect to.

/U [domain\]user Specifies the user context under which
the command should execute.

/P [password] Specifies the password for the given
user context. Prompts for input if omitted.

/M [module] Lists all tasks that have DLL modules loaded
in them that match the given pattern name.
If the module name is not specified,
displays all modules loaded by each task.

/SVC Displays services in each process.

/V Specifies that the verbose information
is to be displayed.

/FI filter Displays a set of tasks that match a
given criteria specified by the filter.

/FO format Specifies the output format.
Valid values: ""TABLE"", ""LIST"", ""CSV"".

/NH Specifies that the ""Column Header"" should
not be displayed in the output.
Valid only for ""TABLE"" and ""CSV"" formats.

/? Displays this help/usage.

Filter Name Valid Operators Valid Value(s)
----------- --------------- --------------
IMAGENAME eq, ne Image name
PID eq, ne, gt, lt, ge, le PID value
SESSION eq, ne, gt, lt, ge, le Session number
SESSIONNAME eq, ne Session name
CPUTIME eq, ne, gt, lt, ge, le CPU time in the format
of hh:mm:ss.
hh - hours,
mm - minutes, ss - seconds
MEMUSAGE eq, ne, gt, lt, ge, le Memory usage in KB
USERNAME eq, ne User name in [domain\]user
SERVICES eq, ne Service name
WINDOWTITLE eq, ne Window title
MODULES eq, ne DLL name

TASKLIST /S system /U domain\username /FO CSV /NH
TASKLIST /S system /U username /P password /FO TABLE /NH

Example output:

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>tasklist

Image Name PID Session Name Session# Mem Usage
========================= ====== ================ ======== ============
System Idle Process 0 Console 0 16 K
System 4 Console 0 40 K
smss.exe 564 Console 0 52 K
csrss.exe 628 Console 0 2,168 K
winlogon.exe 652 Console 0 1,052 K
services.exe 696 Console 0 1,452 K
lsass.exe 708 Console 0 1,272 K
svchost.exe 860 Console 0 1,620 K
svchost.exe 940 Console 0 1,324 K
svchost.exe 1032 Console 0 8,204 K
svchost.exe 1080 Console 0 1,200 K
svchost.exe 1132 Console 0 544 K
spoolsv.exe 1436 Console 0 940 K
explorer.exe 1676 Console 0 6,500 K
svchost.exe 1920 Console 0 1,372 K
cmd.exe 1520 Console 0 92 K
firefox.exe 796 Console 0 77,080 K
cmd.exe 436 Console 0 2,280 K
tasklist.exe 196 Console 0 3,984 K

you can also use the /V argument (verbose) to get more detailed information, but simply using tasklist will list the program and it's PID."
Guest [Entry]

Also, If you use Microsoft Powershell, the PS command works along with tons of other *nix commands!