Just about a year ago, we released the initial version of "procs: New Process Display / Search Tool". After 54 releases, it was v0.9.0 yesterday. Since it is just right, I will introduce the contents of the update for the past year.
procs is an alternative process list display tool for the ps command. The main features are as follows.
This is something that I overlooked an unusually slow part rather than trying to speed it up. When I noticed it recently and fixed it, it was about 10 times faster. There is a difference in the level that you can experience, so if you are using an older version, please update to the latest version.
In the initial release, it was only compatible with Linux, but it is also compatible with macOS and Windows. However, the number of columns that can be displayed is slightly smaller than that of the Linux version.
It is now easy to install for several package managers.
Specific commands are summarized in here.
Added various columns that do not exist in ps. The list is here. Personally, I often use the Docker container name display.
Since the output is passed through the pager (default is less), it is easier to see by scrolling even on a narrow screen. When passing through a pipe, it is automatically disabled.
Added a mode that is updated regularly like the top command.
It is updated every 10 seconds with
procs -w 10.
You can also change the columns to sort by keying.
You can view process dependencies in a tree.