Get the status of a process

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Fri Nov 28 14:08:26 CET 2003


Gilles Lenfant <nospam.glenfant at bigfoot.com> writes:

> Hi,
> 
> I'm pretty brain dead reading the python docs about the processes.
> 
> I'm looking for some pythonig way to do a...
> 
> $ ps x | grep <some_pid>
> 
> ... in order to know if <some_pid> is running or not.
> 
> Thanks in advance for any hint.

os.kill(some_pid, 0)?

You might get EPERM if the process is running, but as a different
user.

Cheers,
mwh

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