Process "sh" in iStat Nano?

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

  1. eji macrumors 6502

    eji

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    "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

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    'sh' normally stands for shell in Unix like Operating Systems. I would assume it is the same here.
     

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