Getting access to the process table from python?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Wed Jan 13 21:38:48 CET 2010

On 1/13/2010 1:41 PM, Roy Smith wrote:
> I need to get information about what processes are running on a box.
> Right now, I'm interested in Solaris and Linux, but eventually
> probably other systems too.  I need to know things like the pid,
> command line, CPU time, when the process started running, and owner.
> Has anybody written a module to do this?  I know I can run ps and
> parse the output, or troll /proc directly, but if somebody's already
> written all that, I'd rather not reinvent the wheel.

Did you try google or pypi?

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