How to change default number of max process per user in linux

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http://stackoverflow.com – I have faced a problem with the changing the default number of processes for user in linux. I have tried to edit /etc/security/limits.conf file with adding the following line. malintha hard nproc 10000 After I saving it I tried following command on terminal ulimit -u and it give the previous value (1024) , But not the updated value. How can I fix this permanently ? this is my limits.conf file (HowTos)