This post will likely end up looking like an on-going "thread" for a while. I am going to attempt to define each process running on an Ubuntu v9.1 Karmic Koala cloud server hosted at rackspace for $11 per month. We are on the lowest plan and are tweaking performance. I have always wanted to clearly identify what each process does because even though we do not appear to be using alot of CPU or RAM; I still think that the sheer # of processes running or idle can have an impact.
Question: What command will show me a simple list of the names of the processes currently running?