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Java Programming [Archive] - Check to see what programs are running
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Check to see what programs are running  
Aug 2, 2004 8:37 AM



 
is it possible to make a program that checks to see what other programs are running on the computer (For Example: Microsoft Word)
 

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Re: Check to see what programs are running  
Aug 2, 2004 8:52 AM (reply 1 of 1)



 
The simplest way to do this is to call a command line utility which does this already.
Note, this breaks the usual Java Security model so you will only be able to do this if you are running the Java locally. You may be able to find a windows version of the UNIX utility "ps".
 
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