Finding out what other tasks are running

Tim Golden mail at
Fri Nov 23 14:40:53 CET 2007

Jeremy C B Nicoll wrote:
 > Is there a cross-platform of determining what other processes (or in 
 > terms, other applications) are running?
 > Is it possible in a cross-platform way to ask some other application 
to shut
 > down, wait a while, and then test to see if it did shut?
 > Failing that are there separate Windows, Mac and Linux/Unix ways of doing
 > this?

Ah. Just realised: you're the chap who asked on the PyUK list.
Didn't really give a detailed answer there, did I? Sorry. For
*nix, have a look at Chris Miles' PSI. (Another Londoner like me).


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