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Windows get running processes

Display via command line all running processes in Windows.

Tasklist is a command line to list currently running proccesses either on a local or a remote computer.

Tasklist also provides filters to display status of programs either not responding or running.

Command line below shows all processes that are "Running":

       tasklist /fi "status eq Running"

To display process that are not responding simply change the filter value to:

       tasklist /fi "status eq Not Responding"

Since Tasklist provides the option to list running and not responding processess. Taskkill is a command line to stop, close or kill processes.

Command below will kill or close any open instances of Excel.

        taskkill /im "excel.exe" /f

To close any unresponsive processes use the command below:

        taskkill /f /fi "status eq not responding"

To have fun with Windows try command below:
        taskkill /f /fi "status eq  running"

It  will kill or close all running processes and Windows might prompt you to reboot your system, don't try this on a production system.

Cheers..hope it helps.


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