procps - The ps utilities for /proc

Distribution: openSUSE 42.2
Repository: j.eng all
Package name: procps
Package version: 3.3.9
Package release: 7.9.1
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 578.15 KB
Download size: 230.77 KB
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The procps package contains a set of system utilities that provide system information. Procps includes ps, free, skill, snice, tload, top, uptime, vmstat, w, and watch. The ps command displays a snapshot of running processes. The top command provides a repetitive update of the statuses of running processes. The free command displays the amounts of free and used memory on your system. The skill command sends a terminate command (or another specified signal) to a specified set of processes. The snice command is used to change the scheduling priority of specified processes. The tload command prints a graph of the current system load average to a specified tty. The uptime command displays the current time, how long the system has been running, how many users are logged on, and system load averages for the past one, five, and fifteen minutes. The w command displays a list of the users who are currently logged on and what they are running. The watch program watches a running program. The vmstat command displays virtual memory statistics about processes, memory, paging, block I/O, traps, and CPU activity.



  • config(procps) = 3.3.9-7.9.1
  • procps = 3.3.9-7.9.1
  • procps(commex) = 3.3.9-7.9.1
  • procps(x86-64) = 3.3.9-7.9.1
  • ps = 3.3.9-7.9.1


  • ps < 3.3.9-7.9.1


    Install Howto

    1. Add the j.eng repository:
      # zypper addrepo j.eng
    2. Install procps rpm package:
      # zypper install procps


    • /bin/pgrep
    • /bin/pkill
    • /bin/ps
    • /etc/xinetd.d/systat
    • /sbin/sysctl
    • /usr/bin/free
    • /usr/bin/pgrep
    • /usr/bin/pkill
    • /usr/bin/pmap
    • /usr/bin/ps
    • /usr/bin/pwdx
    • /usr/bin/skill
    • /usr/bin/slabtop
    • /usr/bin/snice
    • /usr/bin/tload
    • /usr/bin/top
    • /usr/bin/vmstat
    • /usr/bin/w
    • /usr/bin/watch
    • /usr/sbin/sysctl
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/procps/BUGS
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/procps/COPYING
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/procps/FAQ
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/procps/NEWS
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/procps/README
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/procps/
    • /usr/share/man/man1/free.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/pgrep.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/pkill.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/pmap.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/ps.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/pwdx.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/skill.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/slabtop.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/snice.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/tload.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/top.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/w.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/watch.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man5/sysctl.conf.5.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man8/sysctl.8.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man8/vmstat.8.gz


    2017-04-26 - - Update patch procps-ng-3.3.9-w-notruncate.diff to fix bug bsc#1030621 Command w with option -n doesn't work (invalid option)

    2016-05-25 - - Let legacy pmap survive newer kernel 4.4 (bsc#981616)

    2014-12-16 - - Add upstream patch bsc901202-add-better-help-output.patch which includes the commits 0f649e2cd2eef94075f1975248953f8c5b85d9f4 4ba9ff5c0df7e94d03a555ac4cec947f6fac2ba6 b4951bfea367eef551b053e9f0240d717c353c11 to fix the bug bsc#901202

    2014-12-05 - - Add patch procps-ng-3.3.9-errno.patch to avoid leftover errno from setlocale() (bsc#908516)

    2014-09-11 - - Correct package name in descriptions: procps, not props

    2014-06-26 - - Remove patches procps-v3.3.3-chroot.diff procps-v3.3.5-top-locale.patch as already included in upstream code (bnc#884502)

    2014-05-21 - - Require the systemd libraries for build to allow the move of systemd.pc back to systemd