Windows: List Processes – TaskList Command – CMD

All processes in Windows can be listed on the command-line prompt (CMD) using the tasklist command.

The tasklist command in Windows is the Linux ps command equivalent.

In this note i am showing how to list all processes on the command-line prompt (CMD) in Windows using the tasklist command, how to sort the process list and how to find a specific process by name.

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List Windows Processes

Get the list of all running processes in Windows:

C:\> tasklist

Sort the list of processes by name:

C:\> tasklist /NH | sort
Option Description
/NH Hide column names (header) from result set output

Filter the list of processes by a process name (case insensitive):

C:\> tasklist /NH | findstr /I myProcess

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6 Replies to “Windows: List Processes – TaskList Command – CMD”

  1. the problem about persons make guides such as these is once they post them they never come back to update them the
    C:\> tasklist command my windows 10 64 bit telling me it don’t know what i am talking about

    1. works on my windows 10

      1. Neither does anyone else.

        1. WoRd?

    2. The command is “tasklist”
      which you enter at the system prompt in a command shell window, in which the prompt could be “C:\> “.

  2. Thank you “somebody” for saving our time ❤️

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