How to get process info from python

Nick Vargish nav+posts at
Tue Jun 8 16:51:51 CEST 2004

"Gardner Pomper" <gardner at> writes:

> On a related issue, I was very surprise to see that os.loadavg() had been
> added in version 2.3. This seems just as OS specific as the ps functionality
> I want, so that raised my hopes.


I've had to work with process data in the past, and you're right, a
module to handle accessing ps data would be quite useful. Just for
fun, I've started writing something to help. All the systems that I
use "ps" on support a "-o format" for extracting specific information,
is this option supported on AIX?[*]

What sort of information do you need from ps? I'll try to work it into
the module's functionality.

I can't promise when it will be ready, but you seem to be rolling your
own solution anyway.


[*] Linux, OS X, and Tru64 (nee DEC Unix nee OSF/1). I don't have
    access to an AIX system right now.

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