node-processlist

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Process list

The node-processlist module provides detailed information about processes. It uses the tasklist command to get a list of currently running processes on Windows.

Installation

npm install node-processlist

Usage

The node-processlist module can be accessed using:

// CommonJS
const processlist = require('node-processlist');

or:

// ES6 Modules
import processlist from 'node-processlist';

API

Process information

The ProcessInfo object contains information about the process.

By default, only the following properties are availabe:

  • name
  • pid
  • sessionName
  • sessionNumber
  • memUsage

When processlist.getProcesses() is called with the modules option set to true, the object will contain the following properties:

  • name
  • pid
  • modules

When that method is called with the services option set to true, the object will contain the following properties:

  • name
  • pid
  • services

When that method is called with the apps option set to true, the object will contain the following properties:

  • name
  • pid
  • memUsage
  • packageName

When that method is called with the verbose option set to true, the object will contain the following properties:

  • name
  • pid
  • sessionName
  • sessionNumber
  • memUsage
  • status
  • username
  • cpuTime
  • windowTitle

Additionally, if the apps option is also true, the packageName property is included.

processinfo.name

The name of the process.

processinfo.pid

The process identifier (PID).

processinfo.sessionName

The session name.

processinfo.sessionNumber

The session number.

processinfo.memUsage

The memory usage of the process measured in bytes.

processinfo.status

The process status. It can be 'Running', 'Suspended', 'Not Responding' or 'Unknown'.

processinfo.username

The user name.

processinfo.cpuTime

The CPU time usage of the process in seconds.

processinfo.windowTitle

The title of the window in which the process is running.

processinfo.modules

The DLL modules loaded for the process.

processinfo.services

The services running in the process.

processinfo.packageName

The package name.

Filters

Filters specify the types of processes to include in or exclude from the match.

Filter names, operators and values

Filter Name Valid Operators Valid value(s)
STATUS eq, ne Running | Not Responding | Unknown. This filter isn't supported if you specify a remote system.
IMAGENAME eq, ne Image name
PID eq, ne, gt, lt, ge, le PID value
SESSION eq, ne, gt, lt, ge, le Session number
SESSIONNAME eq, ne Session name
CPUTIME eq, ne, gt, lt, ge, le CPU time in the format HH:MM:SS, where MM and SS are between 0 and 59 and HH is any unsigned number
MEMUSAGE eq, ne, gt, lt, ge, le Memory usage in KB
USERNAME eq, ne Any valid user name (<user> or <domain\user>)
SERVICES eq, ne Service name
WINDOWTITLE eq, ne Window title. This filter isn't supported if you specify a remote system.
MODULES eq, ne DLL name

Example: Get processes with a memory usage greater than a specified value

The following example gets all processes that have a memory usage greater than 20 MB. It uses the MEMUSAGE filter, which finds processes using the memUsage property. The gt operator gets only the processes with a value greater than 20,000 KB.

import { getProcesses } from 'node-processlist';

(async () => {
  const processes = await getProcesses({
    filters: ['MEMUSAGE gt 20000']
  });

  console.log(processes);
  /*
  Prints:

  [
    {
      name: 'svchost.exe',
      pid: 664,
      sessionName: 'Services',
      sessionNumber: 0,
      memUsage: 32534528
    },
    ...
  ]
  */
})();

Example: Get processes by window title

The following example gets all processes that have a window title that begins with 'Microsoft'.

import { getProcesses } from 'node-processlist';

(async () => {
  const processes = await getProcesses({
    filters: ['WINDOWTITLE eq Microsoft*']
  });

  console.log(processes);
  /*
  Prints:

  [
    {
      name: 'TextInputHost.exe',
      pid: 14164,
      sessionName: 'Console',
      sessionNumber: 4,
      memUsage: 46342144
    },
    ...
  ]
  */
})();

processlist.getProcesses([options])

  • options <Object>
    • system <string> The name or IP address of a remote computer.
    • username <string> The user name of the remote computer.
    • password <string> The password of the account that is specified in the username option.
    • modules <boolean> | <string> If true, lists all DLL modules loaded for each process. Default: false.
    • services <boolean> If true, lists all services running for each process. Default: false.
    • apps <boolean> If true, gets store apps. Default: false.
    • verbose <boolean> If true, gets detailed information for each process. Default: false.
    • filters <string[]> An array of filters.
  • Returns: A <Promise> that will be resolved with an array of <ProcessInfo> objects.

Gets the processes on a local or remote computer.

The modules, services and apps options can not be used together.

The verbose option only works when modules and services options are false.

The following example gets the modules loaded for each process:

import { getProcesses } from 'node-processlist';

(async () => {
  const processes = await getProcesses({ modules: true });

  console.log(processes);
  /*
  Prints:

  [
    {
      name: 'tasklist.exe',
      pid: 13520,
      modules: [
        'ntdll.dll',      'KERNEL32.DLL',       'KERNELBASE.dll',
        'ADVAPI32.dll',   'msvcrt.dll',         'sechost.dll',
        'RPCRT4.dll',     'USER32.dll',         'win32u.dll',
        'GDI32.dll',      'gdi32full.dll',      'msvcp_win.dll',
        'ucrtbase.dll',   'OLEAUT32.dll',       'combase.dll',
        'WS2_32.dll',     'SHLWAPI.dll',        'VERSION.dll',
        'framedynos.dll', 'dbghelp.dll',        'SspiCli.dll',
        'srvcli.dll',     'netutils.dll',       'MPR.dll',
        'IMM32.DLL',      'kernel.appcore.dll', 'bcryptPrimitives.dll',
        'clbcatq.dll',    'wbemprox.dll',       'wbemcomn.dll',
        'Winsta.dll',     'wbemsvc.dll',        'fastprox.dll',
        'amsi.dll',       'USERENV.dll',        'profapi.dll',
        'MpOav.dll',      'ole32.dll',          'AMSIExt.dll',
        'WINTRUST.dll',   'PSAPI.DLL',          'CRYPT32.dll',
        'SHELL32.dll',    'MSASN1.dll',         'mccoreps.dll',
        'CRYPTSP.dll',    'rsaenh.dll',         'bcrypt.dll',
        'CRYPTBASE.dll',  'imagehlp.dll',       'gpapi.dll',
        'cryptnet.dll',   'mfevtpa.dll',        'mfehida.dll',
        'mfemmsa.dll',    'sxs.dll',            'windows.storage.dll',
        'Wldp.dll',       'SHCORE.dll',         'wmiutils.dll'
      ]
    },
    ...
  ]
  */
})();

processlist.getProcessById(pid[, options])

Finds a process using PID.

The following example uses the process ID to get detailed information about the process:

import { getProcessById } from 'node-processlist';

(async () => {
  const processinfo = await getProcessById(14164, { verbose: true });

  console.log(processinfo);
  /*
  Prints:

  {
    name: 'TextInputHost.exe',
    pid: 14164,
    sessionName: 'Console',
    sessionNumber: 4,
    memUsage: 46395392,
    status: 'Running',
    username: 'MYCOMPUTER\\gabri',
    cpuTime: 2,
    windowTitle: 'Microsoft Text Input Application'
  }
  */
})();

processlist.getProcessesByName(name[, options])

Finds processes using the process name.

The following example displays all Explorer.exe (Explorer) processes:

import { getProcessesByName } from 'node-processlist';

(async () => {
  const processes = await getProcessesByName('explorer.exe');

  console.log(processes);
  /*
  Prints:

  [
    {
      name: 'explorer.exe',
      pid: 8328,
      sessionName: 'Console',
      sessionNumber: 4,
      memUsage: 140410880
    },
    ...
  ]
  */
})();

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