procps - /proc file system utilities

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name procps
Package version 3.3.9
Package release 9
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 538 B
Download size 228.56 KB
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This package provides command line and full screen utilities for browsing
procfs, a "pseudo" file system dynamically generated by the kernel to
provide information about the status of entries in its process table
(such as whether the process is running, stopped, or a "zombie").
It contains free, kill, pkill, pgrep, pmap, ps, pwdx, skill, slabtop,
snice, sysctl, tload, top, uptime, vmstat, w, and watch.


Package Version Architecture Repository
procps_3.3.9-9_amd64.deb 3.3.9 amd64 Debian Main
procps - - -


Name Value
initscripts -
libc6 >= 2.15
libncurses5 >= 5.5-5~
libncursesw5 >= 5.6+20070908
libprocps3 -
libtinfo5 -
lsb-base >= 3.0-10


Name Value
watch -


Name Value
pgrep << 3.3-5
w-bassman << 1.0-3


Type URL
Binary Package procps_3.3.9-9_i386.deb
Source Package procps

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install procps deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install procps




2015-03-07 - Craig Small <>
procps (2:3.3.9-9) unstable; urgency=medium
* pmap: output with unreadale /proc/1/smaps Closes: #775624
2014-09-28 - Craig Small <>
procps (2:3.3.9-8) unstable; urgency=medium
* Revert to 3.3.9 upstream for Jessie freeze
2014-09-24 - Craig Small <>
procps (1:3.3.10-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream source
- sysctl --system loads default config file Closes: #732920
- free considers slabs in displayed totals Closes: #565518
2014-07-13 - Craig Small <>
procps (1:3.3.9-7) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix testsuite kill Closes: #754620, #725743
2014-06-29 - Craig Small <>
procps (1:3.3.9-6) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Mauricio Faria de Oliveira ]
* Run dh-autoreconf (build-dep on pkg-config fixes autoconf
error). (Closes: #749547)
* Add libnuma-dev as build-dep for ppc64el.
2014-05-27 - Craig Small <>
procps (1:3.3.9-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* Bypass vmstat -p test Closes: #743758
2014-02-28 - Craig Small <>
procps (1:3.3.9-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* top compiles with libc >= 2.18
2014-02-19 - Craig Small <>
procps (1:3.3.9-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Brought patch for sysctl --system forward Closes: #732920
2014-01-10 - Craig Small <>
procps (1:3.3.9-2) unstable; urgency=high
* Fix /usr/lib/${DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH}/ symlink:
libprocps3 ships, not
thanks for report and patch Bernd Zeimetz <>
Closes: #734610
* Update to standards 3.9.5 - no change
* Removed update-rc.d params as we use headers now
2013-12-16 - Craig Small <>
procps (1:3.3.9-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version
-  watch interval capacity was increased Closes: #720445
- pwdx no longer fails in a nonexistent locale Closes: #718766
- top clarified summary area Mem/Swap stats Closes: #718670
- top batch mode -w (width) abend fixed Closes: #721204
- top man page removed 'Bd/Ed' mdoc macros Closes: #725713
- Skip some tests if kill cannot be found Closes: #725743
- Added stolen time to vmstat Closes: #695404
* Update to standards 3.9.4 - no change

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profnet-bval_1.0.22-2_i386.deb neural network architecture for profbval
profnet-chop_1.0.22-2_i386.deb neural network architecture for profchop
profnet-con_1.0.22-2_i386.deb neural network architecture for profcon
profnet-isis_1.0.22-2_i386.deb neural network architecture for profisis
profnet-md_1.0.22-2_i386.deb neural network architecture for metadisorder
profnet-norsnet_1.0.22-2_i386.deb neural network architecture for norsnet
profnet-prof_1.0.22-2_i386.deb neural network architecture for profacc
profnet-snapfun_1.0.22-2_i386.deb neural network architecture for snapfun
profphd-net_1.0.22-2_i386.deb neural network architecture for profphd