On 05/09/07, albartell <albartell@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I am looking to make the jump from Windows to Apple OS X in the next year.
The reason is because I believe I can get a better business minded OS to
work on. This would mean I would expect it to be more stable (yes Windows
XP freezes up on me a lot still, and I need to do reboots on a regular basis
just to keep things running smoothly), and possible have better
business/developer features. By business/developer features I start
thinking of the awesome utilities we have through WRKACTJOB where we can see
a crazy amount of data about any given process (library lists, open data
paths, full stack job log, job start time, etc).

Right now I have Ubuntu loaded in a VMWare session on my PC and am using it
as my pretend testing grounds for OS X (assuming they are fairly similar
enough because they are both based on *nix).

I have found the "top" command that can display a list very similar to
WRKACTJOB, but it doesn't give you the ability to dig in further. Anybody
else have input for me that knows both *nix and OS/400?

I don't know how similar OS X is to an Ubuntu system, as OS X is BSD
based (Scott K might know more), but there are some other utilities in
Linux that give more details.

Assuming you're running a Gnome desktop you can use
gnome-system-monitor (like Windows task manager) to get a similar view
to top, but with a right-click option to get open files too. I have it
running as applet.

strace is a standard Linux (and I assume *nix) command that gives a
lot of info on a running process - 'man strace' is your friend.

Regards, Martin

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