I'd like to get a list of all the applications currently running on my machine using the command line. It should be similar to what you get when you open up Activity Monitor and choose to save the list.
I noticed that the
ps -a command does something similar, but it cuts off the names of the processes.
I'm only interested in the name of the processes, so I don't need all the columns that Activity Monitor outputs.
Update: I should have been more clear… I don't want the entire path to the process to be displayed. I just want the name of the process, as it appears in Activity Monitor. For example,
lanchd to be displayed as
/sbin/launchd rather than as it is displayed in Activity Monitor (i.e. just
lanchd). This is a problem because processes that have very long paths end up being truncated (depending on my terminal window's size), and I can't even see the process name.