procfs 0.4.5

Interface to the linux procfs pseudo-filesystem


Click here to view the documentation for this crate: Documentation

This crate is an interface to the proc pseudo-filesystem on linux, which is normally mounted as /proc. Long-term, this crate aims to be fairly feature complete, but at the moment not all files are exposed. See the docs for info on what's supported.


There are several examples in the docs and in the examples folder of the code repository.

Here's a small example that prints out all processes that are running on the same tty as the calling process. This is very similar to what "ps" does in its default mode:

extern crate procfs;

fn main() {
    let me = procfs::Process::myself().unwrap();
    let tps = procfs::ticks_per_second().unwrap();

    println!("{: >5} {: <8} {: >8} {}", "PID", "TTY", "TIME", "CMD");

    let tty = format!("pty/{}", me.stat.tty_nr().1);
    for prc in procfs::all_processes() {
        if prc.stat.tty_nr == me.stat.tty_nr {
            // total_time is in seconds
            let total_time =
                (prc.stat.utime + prc.stat.stime) as f32 / (tps as f32);
                "{: >5} {: <8} {: >8} {}",
      , tty, total_time, prc.stat.comm


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