One of the following:

  • "idle": Process being created by fork, macOS only.

  • "running": Currently runnable on macOS and Windows. Actually running on Linux.

  • "sleeping" Sleeping on a wait or poll.

  • "disk_sleep" Uninterruptible sleep, waiting for an I/O operation (Linux only).

  • "stopped" Stopped, either by a job control signal or because it is being traced.

  • "tracing_stop" Stopped for tracing (Linux only).

  • "zombie" Zombie. Finished, but parent has not read out the exit status yet.

  • "dead" Should never be seen (Linux).

  • "wake_kill" Received fatal signal (Linux only).

  • "waking" Paging (Linux only, not valid since the 2.6.xx kernel).

ps_status(p)

Arguments

p

Process handle.

Value

Character scalar.

Details

Works for zombie processes.

See also

Examples

p <- ps_handle()
p
ps_status(p)