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PS(1)									 PS(1)

       ps, psu - process status

       ps [ -apr ]

       psu [ -apr ] [ user ]

       Ps  prints  information	about  processes.  Psu prints only information
       about processes started by user (default $user).

       For each process reported, the user,  process  id,  user	 time,	system
       time,  size,  state, and command name are printed.  State is one of the

       Moribund	     Process has exited and is about  to  have	its  resources

       Ready	     on the queue of processes ready to be run.

       Scheding	     about to be run.

       Running	     running.

       Queueing	     waiting on a queue for a resource.

       Wakeme	     waiting for I/O or some other kernel event to wake it up.

       Broken	     dead  of  unnatural  causes;  lingering so that it can be

       Stopped	     stopped.

       Stopwait	     waiting for another process to stop.

       Fault	     servicing a page fault.

       Idle	     waiting for something to do (kernel processes only).

       New	     being created.

       Pageout	     paging out some other process.

       Syscall	     performing the named system call.

       no resource   waiting for more of a critical resource.

       The -r flag causes ps to print, before the user time, the elapsed  real
       time for the process.

       The -p flag causes ps to print, after the system time, the baseline and
       current priorities of each process.

       The -a flag causes ps to print the arguments for the process.  Newlines
       in arguments will be translated to spaces for display.



       acid(1), db(1), kill(1), ns(1), proc(3)

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