Process "sh" in iStat Nano?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by eji, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. eji macrumors 6502


    Jun 8, 2004
    Inland Empire
    "sh" appears in my iStat Nano widget as one of the top four processes, generally taking up between 3 and 6% of the CPU of a a G3/500 iBook. It's got a Safari icon next to it, but this might not mean anything -- Microsoft Entourage appears in iStat Pro with the MS Word icon.

    Does anyone know what exactly this "sh" is doing? I'm assuming it's a basic system-level process, but it doesn't show up in Activity Monitor as "sh," even though I've listed all CPU processes.

    Pardon my ignorance on this one. It's something that I think I ought to know but don't. I just like to know what's running on my computer.
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    'sh' normally stands for shell in Unix like Operating Systems. I would assume it is the same here.

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