PS(I)                       10/15/73                        PS(I)


     ps - process status


     ps [ alx ]


     Ps prints certain indicia about  active  processes.   The  a

     flag asks for information about all processes with teletypes

     (ordinarily only one's own processes are displayed); x  asks

     even  about  processes with no typewriter; l asks for a long

     listing.  Ordinarily only  the  typewriter  number  (if  not

     one's own) and the process number are given.

     The long listing is columnar and contains

          A number encoding the  state  (last  digit)  and  flags

          (first 1 or 2 digits) of the process.

          The priority of the  process;  high  numbers  mean  low


          A number related in some unknown way to the  scheduling


          The last character of the  control  typewriter  of  the


          The process unique number (as in certain  cults  it  is

          possible to kill a process if you know its true name).

          The size in blocks of the core image of the process.

          The last column if non-blank tells the core address  in

          the  system  of  the event which the process is waiting

          for; if blank, the process is running.

     Unfortunately if you have forgotten the number of a  process

     you  will have to guess which one it is.  Plain ps will tell

     you only a list of numbers.


     /usr/sys/unix   system namelist

     /dev/mem        resident system




     The ability to see, even if dimly, the  name  by  which  the

     process was invoked would be welcome.