User Guide

Intel® VTune™ Profiler User Guide

ID 766319
Date 12/16/2022

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<span class='option'>target-process</span>

Attach a collection to a running process specified by the process name.

GUI Equivalent

Configure Analysis window > WHAT pane > Attach To Process > Process name


-target-process <string>


A string containing the name of the process to profile.

Actions Modified

collect, collect-with


Use the target-process option to attach a collect or collect-with action to a running process specified by the process name.

Alternate Options

The target-pid option provides the same capabilities, but uses the process ID to specify the process.


In this example, a Hotspots analysis is attached to the myApp process, which is already running on the system.

 vtune -collect hotspots -target-process myApp

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