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Hi,

I'm a windows user, I'm trying to find out what ps -l does for unix? I think it prints a list of all processes running at the time you issue that command, similar to windows' task manager.

The output header seems to be:

F S  UID   PID  PPID C PRI NI ADDR SZ WCHAN TTY       TIME CMD


I'm really wondering what the first two columns stand for (F and S)? They seem to always be a single character, is that always the case, or can they sometimes be more than one character? (I'm wondering because I want to write a script that parses the output, and it'll make a difference if the output is only ever one char long for those two columns or can be more),

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from the man page of ps:

F        flags associated with the process
S        minimal state display

http://man-wiki.net/index.php/1:ps
http://man-wiki.net/index.php/1:ps#PROCESS_FLAGS
http://man-wiki.net/index.php/1:ps#PROCESS_STATE_CODES
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