process tbl

Cameron Simpson cs at
Fri Nov 28 20:36:38 UTC 2014

On 28Nov2014 13:19, bruce <badouglas at> wrote:
>A test app does a fork, creates children processes.
>Is there a way to view the procTBL "ps" to be able to see that a
>process is a "child" process?
>I know you can see when a child has stopped, but the parent is still
>running.. but is there a way to see if there are "running" children,
>some attribute that denotes i'm a child?
>Or, is there some attribute that denotes the process has running children?

Every process has a parent process id (PPID), allowing you to deduce the 
parent-child relationships.

The GNU ps "f" option will display the process tree with parent-child 

Cameron Simpson <cs at>

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